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31 Second Capture Freeze / Sony Dcr + Hi8 Analog


Darrell G.
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FYI, I was able to confirm that, at least on my W7, Sony DCR-TRV460 system, Video capture ALWAYS freezes at the 31 second (approx) point when capturing old Hi8 Analog source tapes. Tapes made digitally work fine. SONY Camcorder + C2010 + Hi8 Analog Playback = 31 sec. freeze. What is the proper way to advise ROXIO of this? I'm a newbie, and thank you for this resource.

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FYI, I was able to confirm that, at least on my W7, Sony DCR-TRV460 system, Video capture ALWAYS freezes at the 31 second (approx) point when capturing old Hi8 Analog source tapes. Tapes made digitally work fine. SONY Camcorder + C2010 + Hi8 Analog Playback = 31 sec. freeze. What is the proper way to advise ROXIO of this? I'm a newbie, and thank you for this resource.

 

How have you connected the digital camcorder to your computer. You should be using the DV (Firewire or i.Link) connection for use with this program.

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I have the TRV740 and have never had any issues capturing Digital 8mmor standard 8mm tapes. I don't have any Hi8 to test to see if I canduplicate your issue. I've never had changed anything in Windows 7. It just works.

 

Yes, I'm using Firewire for this. I have no explanations either. But there are many posts here about the "31 second" problem, and they all point to trying to capture an ANALOG (Hi8) tape played back on a SONY camcorder. If you would like, I can send you a Hi8 tape for you to try. Thanks. Darrell Gordon dg_gordon@bellsouth.net

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Yes, we are aware of the 31 sec issue, but I don't think there is a solution. As you pointed out, it seems to only affect the older Sony camcorders when trying to capture Hi8. There is a free app called WinDV that I liked on WinXP. Haven't tried it on WIn7 yet. Try that and see if it will capture the Hi8 tapes. It's really small and only captures thru firewire. It captures to DV AVI files that can be used in C2010.

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I have the same problem (31sec import) with Creator 10 using either Windows XP professional or Vista importing Hi8 from Sony TRV350 DigiCam to MPEG-2 format.

Importing to DV-AVI works fine but I don't want 13Gb for a low res. hour tape. Help?

 

Download it as a DV-AVI file, convert that file to MPEG-2, then delete the DV-AVI file.

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but I don't want 13Gb for a low res. hour tape. Help?
Have no idea what yo mean by 'low res' because capturing to DV AVI is the BEST quality you can get from that camcorder. DV AVI is also the best file for editing because the application spends less time decoding just for the preview. DV AVI is also much faster when editing like cutting, splitting, transitions than other formats especially if you have a slower CPU.

 

By capturing to MPEG 2, you are getting LESS quality because you are compressing the video more. The only time I recommend capture to MPEG 2 is if you are not going to do much editing.

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