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iMovie no longer importing analog source correctly -- what's wrong?

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Nov 19, 2012 7:33 AM

Hi all,


I'm using iMovie '11 with a VCR deck connected via RCA to a ADVC-100 Canopus converter that is connected to my iMac via Firewire 800. This setup has served me well for many years, though I've recently taken on a big project to capture about 30 old VHS tapes.The first five were successful, but suddenly I am unable to import correctly.


The image from the VCR plays as it should in the capture window, and when I hit import, it goes into a record mode. However, when I'm done importing, no new clip is made in the Clip Library, and when I go to the finder, the file is there but it has no data (it's reported as being Zero bytes.)


I have tried restarting the iMac, popping in a different VHS. I'm normally pretty savy with troubleshooting these kind of problems, but this has me completly stumped.


Any ideas?



iMovie '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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