Wow, that sucks just a little bit. I had considered it could be a tape damage issue, but I brushed it off as a reason early on since the tape is brand new. However, the tape in question contains daily log footage of an extended stay atop a scissor lift, so there may be debris or 'bump' issues that I just wouldn't know about or be able to do anything about anyways. Also, recording the video in sections would be extremely time consuming as the hiccups occur as frequent as actual hiccups. Well darn!
I was hoping it was a software issue, but since it's a hardware issue, there's really nothing I can do. I like the idea of recording straight to dvd...I just don't have that technology (I mean, I still use a Hi8 camcorcder for goodness sake).
Would the 'hiccup' issue in the tape affect the video capture the same way if I was going to try and rip straight to a dvd on the laptop? I assume it would...but all I know so far is that I can't just capture the video straight to my laptop. Will I encounter the same trouble if trying to burn a dvd on the laptop straight from the camcorder? I don't have any dvd's to burn on, so I'll have to get them, and I would hate to have to make the purchase if you can assure me that it won't work anyways. Thanks for the help guys. I hope we can get this figured out.