Re: Mac Pro & video capture ca...
Rather than start a new thread, i thought it best if i keep this one running, seeing as the nature of the content is a continuation of the previous posts.
Last week, i connected the AD/VC capture unit and the M-Audio audiophile I/O box to the Mac, both via firewire.
I used Logic express (pre-installed) to record the weekly podacasts for a client last Friday, no problems.
On Wednesday of this week, i recorded about 2 minutes of footage from my standalone H/Disc recorder, to Final cut express - via the AD/VC capture unit.
The two minute recording was just a test, to make sure everything was doing what it should be, again no probs.
Yesterday, i fired all of the gear up and was hoping to spend the day recording the full footage from the Disc recorder, to Final cut express, about an hours worth.
Sods law... if something can go wrong, it usually does...and it did.
Four times i had to do a "force quit", due to F/C Express freezing up, so i tried recording to imovie instead, same problem, it froze.
I then shut down the Mac and removed the firewire connectors from the Mac, re-booted and loaded F/C Express up.
No problems with freezing, even when i imported the 2 minute footage from the previous test run, so i'm thinking that the AD/VC capture unit may be at fault.
To confirm this (or not), i'll be borrowing a DV cam off a friend tomorrow and i'll see if that does the trick, if so then the AD/VC will be returned to the supplier as faulty.
I'll keep you posted on the results.
George ; )