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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Many HDV cameras and decks are able to play and record DV as well as the higher-resolution HDV format. Additionally, many of these HDV devices will attempt to automatically change their settings to match the format of the tape that it's playing. Here are some tips for using these types of devices with Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express.
Tip: Make explicit settings on your HDV device. Instead of using an "Auto" setting, make your own settings on your HDV device to keep the communication going between it and Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express. This also helps Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express keep things running smoothly with HDV devices that handle both DV-NTSC and DV-PAL.
For example, say you're using an HDV deck to capture footage from a tape that was recorded as DV-NTSC. Before capturing in Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express, make sure that you set the deck to DV mode specifically—don't rely on Auto mode. With some devices, you may need to disconnect it from FireWire to change the mode.
For a common capture workflow, this sequence of steps can provide the best results:
Tip: Use an Easy Setup to play back non-default HDV format footage on your HDV device. You can use Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express to make your HDV device play back footage in its non-default HDV format. For example, maybe you have a 1080i60 HDV device and want to play back footage that was recorded as 1080i50. Or perhaps you have a 1808i50 HDV device and you want to play back footage that was recorded as 1080i60. To do this, follow these steps:
For more information, see HD and Broadcast Formats and the Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express User Manual, available under the Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express Help menu
Posted on Dec 04, 2007
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Posted on Jan 14, 2009
SOURCE: XH-A1 Non Recogition
I occassionally have this issue, what you need to do is set the camera playing BEFORE you connect and load up the software. This should then show an image in the import settings in iMovie or whatever you are using. If you are using iMovie, do a manual import and rewind the tape on the camera manually with the import just running. When I do this it usually solves the problem for a while but every now and then it'll arise again, usually when switching between using HD MiniDV tapes and the standard ones and hence switching between SD and HD recording on the camera, seems to confuse it somewhat...
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
SOURCE: need owner;s manual
The manual is available from this link, along with other downloads - drivers etc
Direct link to the PDF Instruction manual http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/5/0900000685/02/XHG1_A1NIM-EN.pdf
Direct link to the console guide http://downloads.canon.com/cpr/software/video/CONSOLE_V1-1_ENG.pdf
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
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