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December 24, 2007 at 10:16 PM #45056shabadoParticipant
I’m using Adobe Pro 7 and using a Sony DVCAM DSR-11.
Using a firewire connection I plugged it in and captured about 3 tapes worth.
After which I placed the capturing aside and had to restart the computer.
When I tried to capture once again…there was no image sampling that I could see and it couldn’t find the time code…all zeros.
I tried another Sony DVCAM and it worked when I first plugged it in, then, restart, and nothing.
I can control the DVCAM with the play and stop buttons using the program and not the physical DVCAM…but that is about all I can do…
So I’m wondering what I could do to fix this?
December 25, 2007 at 12:36 AM #187819TandMParticipant
Its happened to me. I cleaned the heads on the deck and it helped
December 26, 2007 at 3:37 PM #187820chuckengelsParticipant
That would be my question also, how many hours on the deck since the last cleaning?
You could also check the Firewire cable or try a different one.
December 26, 2007 at 10:43 PM #187821AnonymousInactive
Why are you having to re-start? Did you shut down the capture software before having to shut down? Have you installed any new software lately?
December 28, 2007 at 4:58 AM #187822shabadoParticipant
I don’t think it has anything to do with the heads needing a cleaning…I’ll give it a try though, just in case…I think it may be more of a software problem…? because like I stated two different tape decks worked but then after the restart of the computer system they both no longer worked.
there wasn’t a problem with the restart or anything just a reboot of the system after a shutdown for the night or wanting to give my computer a rest from gaming or something like that…no problems otherwise.
I haven’t installed any new software lately either, I thought that too…thought it may have even been a virus or something crazy like that but it wasn’t…I’m clean
Although now that I think of it I don’t think I shut off the tape deck (sony dvcam) before the shutdowns. Could it be something crazy like that?
I did shut down the program like I would have normally would have done.
this weekend I’m going to try and pick up a camera to see if that helps with the uploading of my tapes…
thanks for all your replies
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