Video Playback Problems On a Dual 1 Ghz G4
Posted on 2002-04-30
I have an external firewire hard drive that was used on an old G4 to capture and edit video in Final Cut Pro. I tried putting this drive on the new Dual 1 Ghz G4 and it drops frames constantly when playing back from the drive and when a Final Cut Pro project is opened, I get a "General Error" message and nothing works.
I have the computer set up to boot to OS 9.2 running FCP 2.0.2 and Quicktime 5.0.2. Appletalk is off, virtual memory is off, etc. Everything should be working fine. I have tried running video off this drive under OSX and is works beautifully. I have tried copying the movies to the system hard drive and they still playback funny.
They are standard DV-NTSC FCP captures, but they won't play on this new computer. They also are displayed strange in the Quicktime window--the interlacing is very visible even when playing (this is not the case in OSX or on other computers.)
I am wondering if anyone can trouble shoot this problem or if anyone has encountered anything similar.
(It will probably turn out to be some stupid little thing I overlooked.)