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Video Capture Stops After About 32 Seconds


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I am trying to manually capture from a digital Sony camcorder (which is not supported by Roxio). I am trying to capture in MPEG2 format. After about 32 seconds the capture stops.

How can I control the length of the capture so that I get longer clips ?????

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I am trying to manually capture from a digital Sony camcorder (which is not supported by Roxio). I am trying to capture in MPEG2 format. After about 32 seconds the capture stops.

How can I control the length of the capture so that I get longer clips ?????

 

What kind of digital camcorder? Tape, DVD or what? I have captured hours of video from a DV tape Sony camcorder without any problems

You will have to give a lot more info.

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It is a digital camcorder Sony DCR-TRV480. The tape is an older 8mm analog tape. In the meantime I discovered that if I use Windows Movie Maker I can capture in avi format, but that eats up storage like crazy.

Good!

 

The ‘tape’ type must be captured to a PC utilizing the FireWire (iLink) link ;)

 

Since you have found an alternate way to capture you may want to simply stay with that???

 

If you capture in AVI you do so at the highest quality… Do you really want to capture a smaller file and sacrifice quality for a few GB??? You can’t have it both ways :lol:

 

You may want try the instructions I have above concerning getting Win7 into compatibility mode for FireWire capture ~ MS wrecked it in Win7, surprise!

 

We would be happy to pursue this. As I mentioned, the 1394 Compatibility issue is a factor and there are some other things we can look into... Let us know what you want to do ;)

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The reason why I wanted to capture (I think you would say import) in the MPEG format : Years ago I created MPEG clips of fairly decent quality, so I thought to move perhaps 20 hours of tapes into digital format stored on external hard drives. I don't even remember the program I used to do this, and I am sure it would not run on my current computers anymore.

I do use firewire with my laptop running Vista. When I edit movies I use my Window 7 computer.

Since I had already a failed external hard drive I now back up my video files to 2 external hard drives.

I just might stay with my current solution of using avi imports, but do you have any idea of why Roxio import cannot handle longer clip lengths than this automatic 32 seconds ???

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??????

 

If you are Capturing from your camcorder you have to use a FireWire for that model, NO OTHER OPTION!

 

But now you are describing files which you have already captured that are on external HDD's.

 

You simply Add one or more of these files to a Project you are working, there is NO capture there is NO import - files are files.

 

Having said that, there is a phenomena whereby a video file that xxx minutes long, only plays for a few seconds…

 

That is a corrupt file, is that what you are experiencing? :huh:

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Jim, let me clarify:

1. I am using a fire wire.

2. The videos I am trying to capture now I have never captured before

3. Roxio import would work if I would be satisfied with about equal length 32 second clips, but that destroys many of the scenes. I am trying to get clips with cohesive scenes of anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes.

4. 6 or more years ago I had a physical gadget with its associated program with which I was able to import those varying length clips, but now I don't even remember the product name anymore. I threw it away since it would not install on Windows XP anymore.

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OK – that is clear!, sorry I didn’t grasp it sooner but there is a lot of bone to get through… :lol:

 

Win7 wrecked FireWire support :o Look up top in this forum for a pinned post on setting Win7 to compatibility mode. assuming you even have Win7 I noticed you mentioned XP ;)

 

You can always fall back to Win Movie Maker and you could try these steps:

 

Do the Prep Steps to the letter!

 

Then start to install of the Suite, only pick Repair when it is offered.

 

It should work and it should work without any interuption!

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