Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to Vincenzo Baldacchino)
Very possibly the answer. It is coming in at firewire speed, but leaves your Mac only at USB2 speed, and chokes.
Have you got space to save it in iMovie on your internal hard drive and then save the project to the external?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to Klaus1)
Yes - Not for all the captures which is why I was using the external drive but I can give that a go and just deal with the added management of moving the projects a few at a time if it means it won't crash on me...
Failing that, I remember a few years back there used to be some lightweight video capture tools that did nothing but allow you to capture video from a firewire device straight to your hard drive - does anyone remember what those tools were as I would love to have that as a plan B if needed....
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 10:30 AM (in response to Vincenzo Baldacchino)
Sorry, didn't get a chance to play with this yesterday but will do this evening. In the meantme, does anyone have any suggestions for another tool which will capture from firewire to .DV or .MOV or some video format of choice?