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No idea why it's stopping, but if you're under a time crunch, could you work around the problem by logging your tapes in, say, 30-45 minute increments and then doing a capture based on those logged clips? Then just pull the individual clips into your timeline and, if you for some reason need to have single "clips" for each tape (instead of multiple clips) just use one timeline for each tape and then nest your timelines...
Have you performed the LEGACY Firewire driver fix in Control Panel?
You might also try one of these...
SD capture http://windv.mourek.cz/ or http://www.scenalyzer.com/main.html
Do note that the demo version of ScenalyzerLive puts a watermark in the files it creates
- I'm told that the OLD version is freeware... check the download page for details
HD capture http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm
We are not capturing via Firewire so a "firewire fix" is not going to work.
This is using the BlackMagic Decklink SDI card. I have SDI coming from the Sony DSR-1800 deck.
The fact that the capture failure times are fairly random makes me wonder if it is a OS problem where windows 7 might be doing something in the background during the capture that is causing a problem. We have two news editors that are Firewire based and so I may capture the tapes using that tomorrow and then move the file to the other machine for now unless I can find another solution from the blackmagic/Adobe tech support.
I am going to install the 5.0.3 update tomorrow as well and see if that does anything.
What was this shot on?
eg camera , format, tape..?
Sorry, all three camera's on the shoot are Sony DSR-250 DVCAM. The main camera has the stereo mix fed to it from mics hung over the symphony and childrens choir. The other two cameras are roming and other angles of the same performance. All three video tracks need to be captured as one file as the sync is done with all three camera's pointing at a cell phone that lights up before the show. This way as it is edited the audio will track with all three camera angles.
There is a program that installs with the blackmagic card that is a capture program. It might work for just ingesting from these tapes. PP doesn't need to run and the resulting files can be imported. Just going to try that and see if I can get these onto the system...
Turned out it was a bad drive in the Raid 0 array we were capturing to. Guess the large files pushed into an area of the drive that was failing. Swapped drive, rebuilt raid and was able to capture from firewire.
Good news and thanks for reporting.
Sorry to hear about the HDD, but may it RIP.