I have always been able to view captures from my firewire connected miniDV player on MC's Composer viewer, during capture - and to view playback from the miniDV player before capture.
Today I tried to capture from someone's camcorder instead if the miniDV player - without success. I clicked on 'Adjust Deck, Auto-configure and so on in an attempt to get the camcorder recognised. So we copied the tape to a tape on the miniDV player - I reset MC to the miniDV player (Auto Configure again and so on) and captured from that. BUT - even though the capture went fine, we couldn't watch the captured video during the process, on the Composer viewer.
Somewhere, somehow, I have changed a setting: I have been through the Capture Settings in the Project Settings window without success. I have checked through all the settings on the Capture dialog Adjust Deck/Auto-configure/ - also without success.
I'm baffled and lost: I remember once before having a similar problem, and had to 'delete' the device from a dialogue and then reselect it - but this time round, I cannot find that dialogue.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received! As I say - even though I cannot see the capture progress, at the end, the clips are indeed captured OK. But obviously, being able to watch the progress is a major (essential) advantage!
OK ... another searching session and the problem is cured. How? By simply playing back from the miniDV player using its own play controls. For some reason that kicked the whole thing back into action - so playback on the Composer window now also occurs again when using the Capture dialog controls.
MC may be brilliant, but it has a few quirks which can be painful for the fumbling novice. (i.e., me).
Glad to hear you got it working, Mike
Mike Shaw:the fumbling novice. (i.e., me).
C'mon, Mike, you are no novice when it comes to fumbling! You must be a professional fumbler by now.
Douglas, Japan - Video Tutorials that mere mortals can understand http://www.gaijin-eyes.com
Wisdom comes from the experience gained while fumbling around. Trial and error is a very effective form of learning, the kind of learning that sticks with you is the kind that comes from solving problems.
Good teachers help too, like you did Mike all the way back to the Studio 400 days. (Douglas is a big help too!)
Glad you got the capture working right.
Thanks Roger! Yes, Studio 400 ... that's a while back now. My webpages started with that, and died about a 2 years ago when I completely lost the source site on my machine. But I am now - at last - in the process of rewriting everything afresh ... and this time round, might even include a touch of MC. As Sam Goldwyn (probably never) said - "we've passed a lot of water under the bridge since those days..."
Roger Van Duyn:Wisdom comes from the experience gained while fumbling around. Trial and error is a very effective form of learning, the kind of learning that sticks with you is the kind that comes from solving problems.
I agree with that completely, Roger.
On a side note, the thoughts of Mike fumbling around raise images that can only be understood by older Swedish readers of this thread.
Swedish part follows. (there is no translation available - sorry)
Vem av er är så pass gammal att du kommer ihåg RFSUs "Fumlaren" Jag tror att de var på sextio- eller sjuttiotalet att han var populär i Sverige. . . . . .
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