XL2 Dead after capture in FCP
Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:46 AM
Thanks for any help
Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:17 AM
After trying to capture footage from my XL2 with FCP, the camera acts like it has no tape in it. It displays no timecode and wont play back what was recorded on the tape. It wont record anything either. I tried taking tape out and putting it back in but still wouldnt play. Camera is brand new so i dont see what could be wrong with it. I am using the newest version of FCP and everything is updated.
Thanks for any help
The first thing I would do is run a head cleaning tape through it. Be sure not to run it longer than five seconds, as it will heat up and fuse the junk that may be on them to the heads.
Also, try a different tape. In the past when this has happened, there was something wrong with the tape itself or something clogging the heads, I had absolutely no time code or video. But usually you only get one of the heads clogged, giving you a striped image, four or five stripes running horizontally.
Posted 29 January 2007 - 08:35 AM
I'd take it back and get it replaced. But make a big fuss about having to shoot something very soon, otherwise they will just send it off for repair which could take weeks on end.
Posted 29 January 2007 - 09:39 AM
Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:13 PM
I've heard of timecode issues between Canon's XL series and FCP, but I've never heard of any electronic damage being done to either parties.
Sounds like a Canon tech support issue
Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:32 PM
The culprit was the little watch type battery that is housed in the zoom handle died. I was rolling and timecode was rolling on the monitor and everything seemed okay, but when it came time to capture the footage - nothing was on the tape!
Unfortunately, everything had to be re-shot. I surely hope this isn't the same in your case, as it was quite the problem for me!
Hope this is of some assistance.