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  • any hope for my XL2………………….?

  • Mark Thomas

    October 13, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Hello. I am a million years old and dirt poor. All I have is an XL2. And PPro CC. Any hope of these two talking to each other? Shall I sell my car for a magic box from Blackmagic to get that mythical uncompressed stuff out of some port on this thing? Thanks and apologies for my old and stupid (and cheap).

  • Tero Ahlfors

    October 14, 2020 at 6:21 am

    Unless you have an older computer that has working firewire then you’ll need a capture card that has the needed inputs for video and audio. Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K should have everything needed and it’s pretty cheap.

  • Ann Bens

    October 17, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I have a reasonable new desktop with W10 with a firewire card. Recently captured 10 tapes of D8 footage without any issue with CC 2020.

  • Mark Thomas

    January 18, 2021 at 3:37 am

    Hi. Old cheap dumb guy back again. I should have clarified I have a MacBook Pro (running Catalina). I also should have clarified that what I am dreaming of is taking video from the XL2’s S-video port (in camera mode, not playback mode) and capturing it in Premiere CC 2020 (I have a Firewire-to-Thunderbolt cable). Though I’ve begun to fear that I can’t even capture DV into PPro CC 2020, only HDV? Again, all apologies, especially if the answer to my problem is already in the above replies and I’m too dumb to see it.

  • Mark Thomas

    January 18, 2021 at 4:09 am

    UPDATE: Just read that the absence of a DV capture option in my PPro CC 2020 is due to the framework that PPro used for DV capture disappearing from Catalina (a 32-bit -> 64-bit thing?). Anyone know of hardware that might remedy this?

  • Todd Perchert

    January 18, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    You would need connections and upconvert capabilities. I believe the Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle can do what you need. But I think will cost around $200, unless you find a used one on ebay or something.


  • Doug Metz

    January 20, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve got an app called “Vidi” for this which worked well the last time I used it, but:

    a) I don’t remember where I got it, and

    b) I haven’t needed to use it since Mojave (on Catalina now).

    The app wouldn’t control the camera, but can be used in freerun – just hit play on the device, then hit record in the app. Capture to a DV file, then import for edit.

  • Bill Celnick

    January 21, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Hi – I picked up an inexpensive USB capture devices a few months ago becasue I found a box of old Hi 8MM tapes – I used the RCA out from an old Sony camcorder (mid 1990s vintage) to USB in…results were okay.

    I didn’t try to use camera mode. only playback.

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