Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to Jeremy Bell2)
generally, if you have any sections without any signal, the audio synch will get screwed up for any subsequent sections after the "control track" break. So minimally, you'll need to stop and then restart the capture to avoid any of these sections.
If the audio is playing cleanly on the camera, but is unintelligable when you capture as you describe, you might want to just capture the audio only and then manually synch to the picture.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 10:49 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
I actually just tried doing the same thing on my dad's MacBook, using the same version of FCP, and the captured videos turned out fine. So it must be a problem in my computer. I was thinking that maybe I could change my audio input settings to "Mic In" and then just connect the camera's audio out to my computer's Mic In. Or if that doesn't work, I suppose I could just do all the transferring on my dad's MacBook.
I still wish I knew why it won't work on my computer, though...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 5:07 AM (in response to Jeremy Bell2)
You could also try using iMovie for the capture. You get the same quality but iMovie is a lot more forgiving
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 5:21 AM (in response to Detlef Kretschmer)
If you go the iMovie route, you'll need to convert the DV files to Quicktime DV/NTSC (or DV/PAL) before bringing into FCP to edit. Quicktime Pro or Compressor can do the conversion for you.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 5:30 AM (in response to Studio X)
Not true. The files in the Media folder inside the iMovie project can be used as are.
You should not use files exported from iMovie.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 5:56 AM (in response to Detlef Kretschmer)
iMovie uses a straight transfer of the muxed audio/video stream - the DV format.
This muxed version is a non-native format to FCP and requires rendering as you edit.
Converting to DV/NTSC (DV/PAL) Quicktime de-muxes the audio and video into separate streams. FCP is optimized to edit this Quicktime format without rendering.
Using DV is like trying to edit H.264 files. You can bring these non-native formats into FCP and the program will try to work with the material. However, they will cause problems. It is better to have the material in a FCP native format.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 6:04 AM (in response to Studio X)
Nonsens. You ctrl-click onto the iMovie project to display contents. In the Media folder you find the (DV/NTSC or DV/PAL) clips which will not need rendering. Only if you export from iMovie will you get files needing rendering.