Can't Capture HDV Vegas 8.0c

Skratch wrote on 8/13/2010, 5:18 PM
I shot some footage on a trip this week using the HDV setting on my Sony HDR-HC9. Today I connected the camera via firewire, opened Vegas capture, selected HDV/SDI. At first, the device setting was telling me that the firewire choice was not detected. None of the camera functions were highlighted in Vegas. I checked the "allow outside programs" box under preferences. But I still can't get it to function like the ease of capturing SD. I was finally able to get the image to show up in a very squashed preview window while playing the tape in the camera... but still no functions available in Vegas capture utility. The HDV capture screen is different than the SD capture page. I've heard of people using HDV Split... but where can I find a trustworthy free download? I don't trust a lot of those free download pages.


farss wrote on 8/13/2010, 6:05 PM
How is the firewire interface setup in the camera?
You need to switch it to HDV, not Auto.

ushere wrote on 8/13/2010, 7:19 PM
d/l hdvsplit from

Skratch wrote on 8/13/2010, 8:40 PM
I changed the VCR settings to HDV in the camera, and it works now, sort of... After a short test capture I get a mt2 file or whatever, that plays with wavy horizontal lines in the VLC media player. I don't know if it's my moniter, the media player or what? During the capture, I have to play the tape with the Vegas controls, then hit the capture/record button. I don't get a frame counter or time code active during the capture either.
musicvid10 wrote on 8/13/2010, 8:44 PM
1) An m2t file is not a "whatever," it is a captured HDV file.

2) VLC Player is interlaced by default, and a deinterlace method must be set every time if you wish it to play back without "horizontal wavy lines."

Skratch wrote on 8/14/2010, 9:46 AM
Thanks Musicvid- I got the VLC player to work right! geeze, swithching to HD is like starting over.
alltheseworlds wrote on 8/14/2010, 8:28 PM
I use an HC9 with 8c. I have everything on default and everything works perfectly. The only problem I ever had turned out to be a faulty Firewire cable. I'd try switching that out just to eliminate that as a problem. I also have the HC9 in playback mode.
Skratch wrote on 8/14/2010, 11:16 PM
"I use an HC9 with 8c. I have everything on default and everything works perfectly "
What media player are you using to playback captured files? Everything worked after I changed the VCR setting from auto to HDV.

I dropped the M2Ts file into Vegas timeline and it works fine. I'm not sure if i'll need to rerender HDV captures to MXF files? I don't see going into too many generations with my editing... and I don't find a Cineform codec in 8.0c?
alltheseworlds wrote on 8/17/2010, 7:07 AM
Hi Skratch. Not sure what you're asking here... My m2t files play directly in all the players on the PC: mediaplayer classic, standard mediaplayer etc. I also just drop the m2t files into vegas.