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Hi. Anyone ever managed to capture 25Mb DVCPRO to FCP 7 using a Sony DSR 1500AP DVCAM deck? Sony Broadcast in the UK say this should work as the deck does produce a DVCPRO stream and the Sony deck does produce a clean video output to composite video and SDI outputs, BUT the video output to firewire (sorry i-Link) is scrambled although audio is OK. I've captured DVCPRO ok from a Panasonic deck before now, but using the same system and capture settings and using the Sony deck I get scrambled pictures although capture from DVCAM is fine. There is a rumour that the Sony DSR1500 deck wouldn't firewire dvcpro but that the later 1500A would, although I can't get confirmation and I've got the 1500A deck anyway. There's nothing to play with in the 1500 menu as far as I can see and I've set capture for DVCPRO 25Mb in FCP. Run out of ideas ....... anyone ........... BTW I normally use DVCAM and can't afford to buy additional DVCPRO deck which is why I'm taking this route.
Is the tape DVCPRO 25? or DVCPRO 50? There's a BIG difference. DVCPRO 25 might play back on DVCAM decks...because 25 is the data rate of DV as well. But DVCPRO 50 is a different animal entirely. Much higher quality...on par with Digibeta. And you cannot play that on a DVCAM deck at all...because it is a completely different format. RENT a Panasonic deck.