I'm sort of revisiting a problem I thought I solved. Initially I had issues with playback in my source and program monitors. I would hit play and it would roll the video for about two seconds then freeze (the audio would continue).
I found that only when I had my DV device (sony PD-170 or Sony DSR-11) hooked up to the computer, it would do this. But when I pulled the firewire from my device it would no longer freeze and I could go on with my editing.
I thought, okay, I'll just capture the footage then pull the device. That's worked up until I realized that it does the same thing if I want to export to tape. It will not play the video in the program monitor so my recording device records nothing at all.
Any ideas on why this happens only when my DV device is hooked up to the computer?
I've not heard of this type of problem before. Not sure what might cause it.
As a work around, WinDV is capable of writing DV files back to tape.
I'm with Jim. Works for me.
Another alternate is CyberLink Power Director (not freeware), that also does a good job with all SD material to my Canons.
Sorry that I do not have a direct answer for you,