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Lesson 18. Operational Troubleshooting: ... > Capture Interruptions and Failures o...

Capture Interruptions and Failures over FireWire

Symptom #1: “Unable to Lock Deck Servo” Message During Capture Attempt

“I keep trying to capture a clip, but I constantly get an ‘Unable to Lock Deck Servo’ message.”

Background

The safest way to edit video is always to use timecode for capture. If you capture by logging with timecode, you can easily recapture your clips and sequences from tape if anything ever happens to your scratch disk volumes. But by its very nature, timecode places a particular demand on your deck or camera with regard to playback speed.


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