How to capture SD video from JVC GR-HD1 to a Mac

maplegrovebob's picture
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I have video recorded in SD (MPEG2) mode on a JVC GR-HD1. I need to be able to capture it on a Mac. I've tried imovie and Final Cut Express HD and they tell me there is no video. It plays back fine on the camcorder. Any ideas?



maplegrovebob's picture
Last seen: 5 years 8 months ago
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Hi Rob,

I connect the camera via firewire cable.

In imovie 8, I go to "import from camera", my camera shows up, I click on import, it says it's importing, but no video shows up on the import screen, no recording time shows up in the record counter and if I stop it, no file is created.

In Final Cut Express HD, I start a new project then use one of the easy setup options. I use DV-NTSC Anamorphic for my other video camera. I tried setting it up with all the NTSC formats, there are nine of them. Then I go to capture. It finds my camera and says "VTR OK". I click "capture now", the camera starts playing but a message comes up, This operation could not be completed as there is no video.



maplegrovebob's picture
Last seen: 5 years 8 months ago
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Only a blue screen showing in the capture window, but it finds the camera and controls it.


Rob Grauert's picture
Last seen: 2 years 2 weeks ago
Joined: 02/16/2008 - 10:47pm

In FCP there is a Clip Settings tab in the Log and Capture window that allows for enabling/disabling the capture of video or audio. If that tab is in FCE, see if those options are enabled.