Can Premiere actually capture from a FW 800 interface? That is one combination that I have not heard about. If Premiere sends out move commands and is thinking it is FW 400 it might be a timing problem.
Edit: I just took a look at the MVR-M15U specifications and it is not FW800 it is standard FW400. Where does the FW 800 come into the picture
Bill, you are correct, capturing is ONLY FW400, not FW800.
Well now that is going to be a problem. haha. The MacPro doesn't have any FW 400 ports. Boo hiss!
I have a little 800 to 400 converter that I will try, otherwise I will just have to stick with FCP capture and Premiere editing.
I will update in a bit when I have tested it. Thanks Bill!
Bah. My dongle converter is the wrong female/male end. Oh well.
I am going to go ahead and mark this as answered as I can't really test this.
However, it does seem a bit odd to me that FW 800 wouldn't be supported as a capture method. In that case what is the best format for importing into FCP so that it edits smoothly in Premiere? Thanks! I am dealing with HDV 1080i 60i footage on miniDV tape. I will put this in another post as well. Thanks!
The problem is that all tape based cameras and decks ONLY use FW400. There are no cameras or decks with FW800 anywhere in this galaxy, nor in close proximity.
Ah, the things you never learn at Film School (although they were still cutting on a reel machine when I went to film school). :-)
Thanks for that Harm :-). I guess it is a fluke then that I can use FW 800 on Final Cut Pro on my MacPro. I'll take it while I can.
Now I just have to save up and get a new deck and new AJA card so I can call myself "pro". haha.
I guess that Apple introduced some circuitry to handle the FW800/400 issue, possibly by downthrottling FW800 to FW400 when capturing.