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

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    • #47953
      AvatarAnonymous
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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?

    • #197280
      AvatarRob
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      Can you explain to us in detail the process of how you attempted to capture video?

    • #197281
      AvatarAnonymous
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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.

    • #197282
      AvatarRob
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      Can you see video playing in the Log and Capture window when you’re simply playing the tape and not trying to capture?

    • #197283
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Only a blue screen showing in the capture window, but it finds the camera and controls it.

    • #197284
      AvatarRob
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      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.

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