I am in the process of archiving some DVCam tapes. I have a Sony DSR40. There are breaks in the control track on the tapes. When the DSR40 comes to one of thee breaks, it automatically stops and rewinds the tape. I am hoping to bulk digitize entire tapes without sitting at the station. Does anyone know how to override this feature?
I found auto-rewind when the tape is at its end, I disabled that function. However, it did not solve the riddle of the control track breaks.
Any help is most appreciated!!
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1. there is a remote/local control switch. change it and see if there's any change.
2. in imovie, there's automatic and manual capture. try both.
3. Could just be crappy imovie.
Thanks. I tried the timer switch and all other external switches. I will run a test later to see if it happens if I am only playing the tape and not digitizing. I don't see how how the software makes a difference because I am not using any deck control features in the iMovie. I am using the DV out to Firewire 400 cable (with a 400 to 800 adpater). I do know that the firewire OUT is also a firewire IN, depending on the setting. Not sure if that makes a difference or not. I'll try it later today.
As well, I tried using the time code reader/elapsed time setting and that did not make a difference.