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Lesson 17. Lesson: Operational Troublesh... > Consistent Dropped Frames During Cap...

Consistent Dropped Frames During Capture or Playback

Symptom #1: Dropped Frames When a Camera or Deck Is Connected to a FireWire Drive on the Same Bus

“I’m capturing DV from my camera onto my FireWire drive using my PowerBook, and I’m constantly dropping frames.”

Background

This problem involves using a FireWire daisy chain, which is tempting but not recommended. If you have a camera or deck connected to a FireWire drive on the same FireWire bus, you’re setting yourself up for dropped frames or device-related communication issues.


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