4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 2:17 PM by Klaus1
Vincenzo Baldacchino Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

Hello All,

Am hoping someone can point me in the right direction here. I am looking to capture a bunch of videos for a friend and I am using a Sony Video-8 camcorder which goes through a Canopus ADVC-100 and then firewire into my Mac Pro. I am using the lates version of iMovie (with all application and OS updates applied) but every so often during capture, iMovie will crash on me which is somewhat inconvenient to put it mildly! - Just FYI, I am capturing to an external Seagate drive which is connected via USB 2.0 and actually spins at 5400rpm. Could this be the issue but if so, then why would it not consistently crash on everything I try to capture and at the very begining and not an hour plus into the capture?

Question I have, is whether there is something that I should be looking at to prevent this from happening, or is there a more robust simple application for me to be able to simply capture the video to a .DV file? I don't actually need to do anything in iMove such as effects, chapters, etc. as I simply want to capture DV and then using another tool to export to another video format.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)