I'm currently transferring many video from my mini DV cam under my iMac.
It's going pretty well for most of the tapes. But for one or two, FCP cuts a large unique video sequence into several (very many) shots of only a few seconds, while the video on the camcorder or via TV is smooth.
The problem is that even when you put all these shots back together, there are still frames missing and therefore jumps in the editing.
I understood that this may be due to the fact that the timecodes on the DV tape were not saved correctly.
My question then: is there a way under FCPX to manually capture without end-of-frame detection to get the entire sequence uncut?
NOTE : I also noticed that FCP usually did not acquire the last shot of a DV tape where there is still some blank tape (no end detection) and that I had to record again few seconds after the last shot for having it captured: Bug or Timecode issue again ?
Thank you in advance for your help and your informed opinions.
QuickTime Pro is dead. There is only the QuickTime player. That's the one to use. Connect the deck and use File>New Movie Recording. In the popup next to the record button you can select the DV source.