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  • Capture HDV – black screen

    Posted by Neil Sadwelkar on May 31, 2006 at 3:45 am

    What is the secret to capturing HDV over Firewire?

    Here’s the setup.
    G5 DP 2.5, 2 G RAM, BM HDPro single link, XRAID 5.6 Tb, OSX 10.4.5, QT 7.0.4, FCP 5.0.4, BM 5.5.1
    Sony Z1 camcorder or M-10 deck connected via FW.

    Easy setup HDVi50.
    Capture tool shows, black, captures black, FW remote OK

    Easy setup HDV-Apple Intermediate codec 1080i50
    Capture OK, but obviously no L&C window, no TC, only crash record. Auto-clips with TC 00 at every clip. OK for edit, useless for recapture.

    Same camera, same deck, connected to PBook 1.25 G with rest all same, works fine with HDVi50.

    Searched this forum, Nothing about HDV.

    So what’s the secret to capturing
    HDV over Firewire
    in a BM system
    with time code
    using HDVi50
    as the easy setup?

    Meaning, is ‘native HDV’ possible in a BM system?

    Neil

    Kristian Lam replied 18 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Neil Sadwelkar

    May 31, 2006 at 3:47 am

    One more thing,

    I tried running the BM installer and uninstalling the BM card, restarted and checked. Same.

    Next, when possible, will try uninstalling the card and physically removing it as well to check.

    Neil

  • Kristian Lam

    June 1, 2006 at 1:30 am

    Hi Neil,

    HDV capture via firewire should be a straight forward process even on a Blackmagic equipped Mac. Have you tried reinstalling Quicktime instead?

    regards

    Kristian Lam
    Blackmagic Design

  • Neil Sadwelkar

    June 1, 2006 at 10:10 am

    Kristian,

    How do you mean re-install Quicktime? Just run the 7.0.4 updater, or run a standalone QT 7 installer and then run updates as necessary?

    We’re only seeing problems using the HDVi50 easy setup, not with the HDV-Apple Intermediate codec 1080i50 codec. Meaning native HD editing.

    Neil

  • Kristian Lam

    June 1, 2006 at 11:48 am

    I would go into the library folder, delete the Quicktime receipts and then redownload the Quicktime installer from Apple. If you look a few threads down, I had posted the link to the Quicktime 7.04 installer.

    We regularly play around with HDV capture via firewire to the native HDV codec and have not come across this issue.

    regards

    Kristian Lam
    Blackmagic Design

  • Neil Sadwelkar

    June 1, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks Kristian. I’ll try that.

    Just a stupid question. You are doing HDVi50 captures over FW on a system with a BM card installed right?

    The standalone QT installer will now be 7.1 or 7.1.1. No issues? Or do I have to get 7.0.4?

    Neil

  • Kristian Lam

    June 2, 2006 at 2:20 am

    [Neil Sadwelkar] “Just a stupid question. You are doing HDVi50 captures over FW on a system with a BM card installed right?”

    Yup, we’ve done both HDVi59.94 and HDVi50 on a system with a Blackmagic card installed.

    The link I had provided was for Quicktime 7.04 but the standalone Quicktime 7.1 installer should be fine.

    regards

    Kristian Lam
    Blackmagic Design

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