I'm trying to capture, using the capture Tape button. This usually captures the whole DV tape right? Above the dialog box it says 'capturing' press Esc to stop.....so why has the clip disappered after I capture? This makes no sense. The first time I try to 'capture' the clip is nowhere, the second time, there it is in the project folder...what am I missing here?
It should do the whole tape. It hasd worked that way for me using my DSR-11. What I've done by accident is click ESC twice and therefore actually canceled what was just captured. I think you can even hit ESC and then if you hit spacebar it inadvertently selects Cancel (not 100% on this). I know I've hit ESC twice thinking I hadn't hit it hard enough and all that happened was processing lag made my first push seem like it didn't take place.
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In Edit>Preference, where do you have your Captures routed to?