7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 6:04 AM by Detlef Kretschmer
Jeremy Bell2 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

I have some old 8mm camcorder tapes that I'm trying to capture in FCP. I have a digital 8 camcorder that's able to play back my old 8mm tapes and convert the analog video to DV within the camera, and send it via FireWire, just like with standard digital 8 tapes. The difference is that there's no timecode with the old analog 8mm tapes, so I have to change my device settings to "non controllable device." So the problem is that the audio doesn't seem to be sinking properly. When I play back the captured video, the audio is so glitchy, it's completely unintelligible.

 

The only solution I've come up with would be to first copy the old 8mm tapes  to digital 8 tapes, and then capture the digital 8 tapes in FCP. But I would need my old analog 8mm camcorder for that, and I don't have it anymore.

 

I'm using FCP 5.1.4. Your suggestions are much appreciated.


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