I just shot 720p30 with an HVX200 to a Firestore-100 and dropped the clips onto my computer. The first minute or so of the clips play with little problem, then they stop and freeze on a frame even though the timer indicates the clip is still playing. I can click back to before it freezes and it will play, but only until a point. Any ideas on what is happening and how to correct it?
I actually just used the Firestore to make the clips reference files and that seems to help with the playback. Unfortunately, I went from about 40 clips to log, to near 100. Any answer to my original question is still welcome for future reference.
[Daniel Waldron]“I went from about 40 clips to log, to near 100”
That makes no sense. A ref movie files are redundant to all the small clips. The wrap segmented files into a single clip, you would not need to log the ref movie and the individual clips. Also note that the ref movie has to have access to all the clips, so you cannot move or rename the small clips. I recommend “baking” the clips together.
Open the Ref movie up in QT Player, do a save as and save it as a self-contained movie. Log and edit this movie. This also gives you a back up of your files and you are not uses the original files.
My FS-100 (v4.0.0.04080107) is suffering under the same symptoms. We went to transfer video from an event we recorded, which should have been an hour, but all we found were several clips, two 1 minute and one 22 seconds.
There were other oddities, such as the two drive icons in the Finder not both being the yellow Firewire drive I was used to seeing. So I decided to Repair Disk and Format to see if that would clear things up. The drives do now look normal in the Finder, but I made several test recordings, and they all freeze early on, even though the file continues to “play”.
My observation was that the counter stopped during record, even though the recorder continued. I had read elsewhere about someone having trouble with their Firewire connection and thought that maybe an intermittent connection would be to blame. I changed cables, but that didn’t solve it. – Paul