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HD Capture problem all of a sudden

Apr 11, 2012 9:50 AM

Hi all,

 

Very strange thing happening when I try to capture from our usual JH3 HDCAM machine into PPro CS5.5.0 (via blackmagic card- specs below in sig)...

 

via HD-SDI port I am seeing video and via remote I can control the deck and log clips, etc. But when I go to either batch capture from project panel, or capture direct from capt panel it is going through the motions and says 'Capturing...etc' however the recording counter and GB writing to disk info doesn't move - stays on 00:00:00:00. Nothing writes to disk. The tape will just carry on playing to the end unless I hit ESC to abort.

 

Log report just says failed - abort (because I hit ESC) and no resulting file is written to disk. No dropped frames, just nothing!?? I am capturing HD 1080 50i uncompressed 10bit. Also tried JPEG/DVCPROHD but nothing.

 

 

HOWEVER - Bizarrely, if I switch output on machine to SD-SDI and then change capt settings in PPro to SD PAL 16:9 it works. Also if connecting our digibeta machine capturing standard SD it is fine.

 

 

I've not updated OS, PPro or BMD drivers and prefs are same as always been. I'm not keen on updating to 5.5.2 in middle of a project incase it throws up conflicts with other s/w & drivers - unless there is a known fix for this I've not found?

 

Does anyone have any ideas?

 

Thanks in advance! nightmare!!

 

Cheers,

Jim.

 

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    Apr 11, 2012 9:53 AM   in reply to james works

    A real shot in the dark here but the only idea I have is that there is a software setting somewhere that is set to capture SD over the SDI input.  You may need to change that to HD.

     
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    Apr 14, 2012 11:43 AM   in reply to james works

    The only other idea I have is to get in touch with the people who make the hardware.

     
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