I am trying to batch capture from mini dv. I have noticed some problems. The batches are of duration 10 minutes.
The first clip always gives me time code errors - the log files shows errors like
1. Bad Timecode
2. Can't find the point (Not exact)
If I increase the timecode from 00;00;00;00 to around 00;00;07;00 then the clip gets captured properly.
My problem is that I tend to lose 7 seconds of footage - something which I can;t afford. Also when I copy the entire tape, I get the entire copy without losing 7 seconds initially.
Am I doing something wrong ? Please advise.
ALWAYS start with around 10 seconds of black when you start recording a new tape. That avoids this problem.
Or at least shoot some junk for those 10 seconds.
The workaround that may capture a few more seconds for you is to manually capture from the beginning of the tape.
Thanks a ton guys .. thanks for the help !