Thanks Bruce, I have tried that without success unfortunately. But what do you make of this… last night I was fiddling and while the tape was running, I pressed “Capture Now” and it worked! I captured the whole tape without a hitch. Is this how you capture? It sounds pretty crazy and if I wanted to create in and out points that process wouldnt work, but maybe this is how its supposed to be???
The capture Now button is for when the tape is running. Capture Clip is if you have set in and out points. Log Clip is if you want to batch capture later. My experience with HDV leads me to Capture Now most of the time since capture clip seems to be a little flaky although this may have been fixed in later versions of FCP (I am on 5.1.4)
I see this was posted last year, but you never know who could use this. I just had the same problem. I used all the settings recommended which are correct. The problem was I had the “HD Down Conversion” set to on. Switch this off. You can find it in signal setup on your Canon XH A1.