I am having an impossible time getting DVCAM onto my mac. I have tried two DVCAM decks, three macs, three different capture software, plus several different cables and adapters. Also several different tapes. The result is always the same, the video drops out for several seconds while it is playing perfectly on the deck.
I made a video so you can see the issue…
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Last year I needed to resurrect a bunch of archive recordings, we made for the Boston Symphony, to use in their “virtual summer season”. After a quick rewind/fforward, I played the tapes into a monitor that records to a file card. It’s a hardware codec and less likely to glitch. Any monitor Black Magic, Atomos, etc. should work. If you’re really worried about it, use a frame sync. That should be pretty bulletproof.