I'm having problems capturing from my HDV camcorder.
Not sure how to describe, but capturing at DV level, lots of squares appear and flash over the image, even when the picture is paused. (Not happening on the camcorder view.)
Although I thought my new laptop would be able to cope with HDV, it is dropping so many frames I can only downgrade so that the HDV captured comes down as DV. Am using an ieee 1394 i.Link cable for this.
However, still having problems with DV.
Laptop is a Dell Studio 1555, with dual core processor T4200 (2GHz, 800Mhz, 1MB), 4GB (2x2GB dual rank dIMMS) 800Mhz, Vista 62 bit, 320GB HD, 4096 MB Mem and HD screen with true life and ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 graphics card.
Apart from basic set up stuff and trying two different editing software that I'm capturing into - Corel and Powerdirector, there are no other programs on there taking up space, and this is the first of some short clips I'm trying to edit. So, loads of free space at the moment. (2 editing programs at present just to see if it worked better on one, but both same.)
I've restarted, disconnected and reconnected cables (in order advised by camcorder), freed up disk space and still they appear. No need to defragment.
The video clips that come as samples with the system run perfectly fine, no squares.
Have tried to capture as mpeg and also as AVI - same squares flashing.
Have also used an older pc with lower specs on everything and no flashing squares appear over image. So what's the problem with capturing on my laptop?
Could be the new ieee 1394 i-Link cable that I needed for laptop or the laptop I-Link port? How can I test? The older machine needed an older firewire port and hence different cable used.
Don't know where to start on this.
And thanks for reading this far!