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Could the reason be that you are capturing to an FAT32 format hard drive and it is only allowing you a limited maximum file size? Not sure but I think it is 4GB which would equate to 1/3 of a DV 13GB hour ...or about 20 minutes.
If that is correct, and you should be able to tell because the capture window will display the file size limit as space available during capture, you could do one of two things:
* reformat the drive as NTFS which removes the file size limitation (I have just done this on an external drive for exactly the same reason), but do look up online instructions for this and do it carefully.
* if the material is not long continuous shots of over 20 minutes, switch on Scene Detect during capture; it's wise to cut material up into smaller chunks in any case as huge files become very unwieldy and handling them could slow your machine right down.
FAT32 is almost certainly the problem. You should be able to convert to NTFS without losing the data on the drive.
Keep in mind that if you do decide to format as NTFS, you'll lose the ability to read that drive on a Mac, if by any chance that's what you had planned.
Windows has a command-line NTFS conversion utility that allows you to keep your data intact, but I'd back it up anyway!