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Why is Mini DV capturing at 787 x 576

Community Beginner ,
Jan 14, 2023 Jan 14, 2023

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Hi everyone

 

So I can't find anyone else having this problem never mind an answer to solve it.

I'm capturing a lot of mini dv tapes to CS5 Premier. I bought myself a 2012 imac running the appropriate OS (10.6.8). Mostly, everything has been stable and a pleasure to work through (about 180 hours so far) but occasionally it captures at 787 x 576 instead of 720 x 576.  With no obvious cause.

I could capture 5 tapes in row, all shot on the same day, same camera, 4 will capture fine and one will be wrong.  I'll go back and capture the tape again and sometimes it will be fine, others I'll have to try repeatedly or capture in several sections.  

I realise I could just convert the aspect ratio in Premier and export it but I'd rather it just worked properly if possible.  Any ideas?

I've been working around it for a while now but I'm interested in what could be causing it.

 

Thanks for your time 

 

Ben

 

 

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Jan 14, 2023 Jan 14, 2023

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It means the capture is not seeing the aspect ratio flag.

It should read 788 instead of 787 but guessing nothing to worry about it will edit just fine.

You can interpret the file in the Project window.

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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Hi

Thanks very much for your reply.

Weirdly, it won't let me interpret it in the project window. But I'm thinking I'll just carry on with the capturing and fix all the problem ones after in a batch through media encoder. Rather than wasting hours re-capturing over and over until it comes through right.

 

Thanks again

 

 

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