Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 6:34 AM (in response to jarrodmakesvideos)
I think the only answer is to re-record the footage to a second DV deck, or use some 3rd party capture software that will allow me to capture across the breaks. Any recommendations? I'm about to try iMovie to see if it'll take it. I found sometimes it's not a picky as FCP.
The only thing you didn't mention is cleaning the playback device heads.
If you are dealing with just DV/DVCPro, you may want to try using LiveCapturePlus (if I remember correctly) from Squarebox. I'm not sure if it runs on current versions of OSX but I found it very useful back in the DV day.
If you go the Dub route, make sure you start the RECORDING deck first so it begins to laydown new timecode before the incoming signal is detected. This way the old tape TC will be ignored. If you send the signal to the recording deck before starting to record, the recording deck will simply accept the incoming TC and you do not address the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 6:40 AM (in response to Studio X)
Playback deck is fine, as it's repeatable errors on just a few tapes, not all.
Thanks for the 3rd party idea.
I've done deck to deck. Didn't like it.
Seems as if iMovie cares not about the breaks. That's what I'm going to go with. I'll report back after I'm done.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 1:32 AM (in response to jarrodmakesvideos)
I use one or both of these strategies
• Import via iMovie HD6 - set to import without sceen breaks
• When everything fails
- Analog out from Camera
- in via A/D-box - AND HERE I USE a CANOPUS ADVC-300 (now named Grass Valley ADVC-300)
AS this device can mend TimeCode breaks - AND even with Dorp outs - KEEPS AUDIO in Perfect SYNC !
Yours Bengt W