I expect this is due to having accidentally changed one of the hundreds of menu options on the Z1, but I can't work out what I have done wrong.
Firstly, I am in the UK, so I use PAL, not NTSC. So the camera is set to 50i.
I have shot several hours footage over the last 3 months with the Z1 and captured it all perfectly with Premiere Pro 1.5. I have shot all of this as HDV and then down-convert in camera to DV into the computer.
Then last week I was asked to do a shoot, but told I had to record it in DV as they needed to playback the tape on their machines. So I changed my Z1 from recording HDV to DV.
This weekend, I was shooting a short film, and I set my Z1 back to record in HDV. Today, I have been trying to capture it but something VERY strange is happening:
When I open the Capture window in Premiere Pro and use the controls to playback the tape, it plays as if it is in slo-mo, with all the sound reduced in frequency. When I try to capture this, it gives the error "Lost connection to device".
When the Capture window is NOT open, and I move the cursor along the timeline, the LCD on the camera shows a distorted version of the image (as you get when watching a bad satellite TV program) and the display on the LCD changes to "DV SP 60i" in the top left. Why 60i ???? That would be NTSC!!!
When I playback on the camera itself, the display says "HDV1080i 50i" and the playback image and sound are great.
Now the even more bizarre thing is that if I open Windows MovieMaker 2 and capture with that, then the capture looks and sounds fine. And when I play the clips it creates, they play and sound fine. But when I put them on the MovieMaker Timeline, then they play in slo-mo just like in Premiere!!!
And if I play the AVI file which MovieMaker created using RealPlayer or similar, then it plays slo-mo.
BUT, if I capture using MovieMaker to a WMV file instead of to AVI then the WMV file plays back perfectly!!! But of course, a WMV file is no use to edit in Premiere!!!
Now I have done some tests... the problem is not with the new tape, because I am now getting this problem with my old tapes too. So the problem must lie either with my computer or with the Z1. My bet (as I had to change several settings) is that the problem is the Z1.
So does anyone know what I have done wrong?????