I've being recording with my BlackMagic Intensity Pro for weeks, and all these recordings were done uncompressed.
Everything went fine until last night when I tried to record, three seconds or so after hitting the record button the preview window just hangs on the last frame.
The recording itself is only three seconds long as well.
I thought to myself, no biggie I'll just reinstall windows since I was planning on doing that anyway. But the problem didn't disapear at all.
So I started to try things out, everything seems to go fine with DVCPROHD. I haven't tried motion jpeg yet. But to be honest, I don't want to use those two formats.
So I tried to record with BlackMagic Media Express, which went just fine. (Funnily enough it complaint there were dropped frames when recording to my SSD, but when recording to a 2TB hdd it said nothing.)
I sortof need to have this sorted out before Monday since I have need to have some recordings done by then, hence I'm asking you guys to help me think of a solution for this.
I could try to test the capture card in a older Q6600, but it's harddrives are too slow for uncompressed.
Intel core i7 2600k 3,4Ghz @ 4,3Ghz
12GB DDR3 1600Mhz
Samsung SSD 830 (OS/Applications)
Samsung HDS723020BLA642 2TB (Recordings and documents)
Nvidia Geforce 560TI & Intel GMA 3000
Blackmagic Intensity Pro
Adobe Premiere CS5.5
Windows 7 ultimate x64 (Not 100% updated yet, previous installation was)
That's true, though it seems the problem isn't really related to Adobe or Blackmagic though. At the moment it seems recording to my SSD works, but not to the 2TB drive. Oddly enough, this has worked perfect before.
Even more strange is that the 2TB drive has two partitions, and if I record to the second one it fails. But somehow, when I record to the first partition it doesn't fail....
Before I had my ssd the 2TB drive was used for OS and documents, hence I split the disc into two partitions (So when ever I had to reinstall the OS I didn't had to backup loads of data). Though, I'm currently waiting for the harddrive prices to drop so I can replace all my drives for 3/4TB ones. Since I'm also starting to get irritated by the fact I partitioned most of them (Though it seems it's still common in the linux world to put /home/ etc on different partitions).
I think I found the problem though, harddrives tend to be faster at the beginning (0-500GB for example) and get slower near the end. You can see this if you run a benchmark like HDtune. So for me the solution right now is swapping how I use the partitions. So the 500GB for recording and temporary storage and the second 1,3TB partition for Storage instead of the other way around.