New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Movies and Video For people making movies and editing video with their Mac.

Unable to initialize video deck.

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1
tntstudios is on a distinguished road

tntstudios is offline
Hey all,

So both my iMovie and Final Cut Express are unable to capture my video from Sony DV Handicam. I have switched Firewire cables and it worked for a little while, until just now. I've tried everything I can think of, including trashing iMovie and Final Cut preferences, reinstalling Quicktime, deleting receipts, changing settings...everything! Please help as I have a video project due and I need to edit it as soon as possible.

QUOTE Thanks

xstep's Avatar
Member Since: Jun 25, 2005
Location: On the road
Posts: 3,231
xstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid

xstep is offline
Reboot, plug in the camera, turn it on as usual, and use System Profiler where you want to look at the Firewire entry under the Hardware collection. The camera should appear if the system is really seeing it. You need to do that kind of debugging before moving forward.

If the camera is seen, make sure it is set up as it should be, etc.

CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« VHS-C to Digital-Pinnacle | Video Formats »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?