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Video capture problems

After years of trouble-free capturing, suddenly, I have problems with both camcorders - a Sony Handycam and a new Panasonic (both MiniDV). Both connect via firewire. images record on the camera perfectly and play without problem via cable to the TV - but, when I 'capture' them via firewire to any of several programs, they are choppy and 'broken.' So, the problem appears to not be the cameras. I have also replaced the firewire cable - no change. Any help for me out there? Thanks. David

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  • marindavid Aug 27, 2007

    Advice offered to change compression rate was not helpful. Any other ideas/suggestions?
    Thanks.
    David

  • marindavid Sep 24, 2007

    I solved my problem by moving the temp captured files to a different hard drive. Turns out, the one I was using was just too full to allow for more perfect rendering and capture.
    Good luck with yours!
    David

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Sounds to me that the bit rate on your PC or capturing device is not as high as that now available through the firewire ports. Try increasing the bit rate in your settings and see if that helps. Or have you always used firewire?

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