You should not have an issue with out of sync if you're capturing tape-based HDV over FireWire -- though it's not clear if that's what you're doing or if you're working with HD (as in "hard drive") or HD (as in AVCHD "hi-def) video.
You should ensure that your hardware is fast enough to support working with whatever format you're working with. What are your system specs and operating system?
I cannot comment on PrE 8 for Capture, but can tell you that many users of PrPro CS4.2 still use HDVSplit for all of their Captures. This is usually not because of any OOS issues from PrPro, but because they really like HDVSplit better than the Capture module in Pro. Many feel that HDVSplit is what should have been incorporated into Pro. Same for the SD Capture program, SceneAlyzer Live. Both offer more power and control, than does PrPro.
Unless PrE 8 has a highly improved Capture module, I think I'd stay in HDVSplit, so long as you are pleased with it and it's doing all that you want, but remember I do not have PrE 8.
Thank you for your feedback. I realise now that HD can have many meanings. I
meant High Definition, and my camera (Sony HDR FX1E) uses tapes, and
capturing is done over the 1394. My hardware is fast enough to capture using
HDVSplit, and also using Adobe PRE 4.0, only audio was out of sync using
Adobe. What I simply do not understand is why Adobe has put so much effort
in smooth looking screens and numerous options, rather that the quality of a
optimized data flow leading to usefull output / input files for editing.
Jan Maarten Gaasbeek
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A miniDV tape Capture, even in HDV, should be a bit-for-bit transfer over the IEE-1394 connection. I have no explanation for why you are getting OOS with these Captures. Odd.
Good luck with HDVSplit,
To make it even more difficult to understand, this is what hapened to one of
the files I captured with HDVSplit:
The video fragment involved is about 6 minutes in duration, and was taken
during the performance of a poet, who recited 8 poems in a row. When editing
in PRE 8 I noticed that after the 6th poem, audio went back to the
introduction before the first poem , while video continued through the end
of the file without strange leaps. At first I thought that also HDVSplit was
not reliable, but when I played back the file in Windows Media Player, it
played just fine from the first to the last frame with audio in sync. I
therefore threw away all temporary and other files relating to the project,
and re-opened the file. As expected, it was indexed again, and after that,
it still did not play correctly. The only work around I could figure out was
to again capture the last 2 minutes or so of the scene, and try to find the
right plays to glue both together without jumps.
Jan Maarten Gaasbeek