I transfer VHS and SVHS to disc. I've been using a DSR11 for years to capture from VHS and SVHS using FCP6. Without any alterations having been been made I cannot get my Remote to bring up the menu. It carries out all other instructions such as starting and stopping, fast forward and backwards etc., but the menu cannot be raised. Consequently, no VHS pic is shown on my computer screen although it can be seen on the source screen, and although the usual (uncontrolled) settings are evident in the computer, Log and Capture cannot produce an image, the Preview screen showing 'no video' all the time.
The DSR11 routes through a MacPro 1.1 with plenty of RAM and bags of space in 4 large drives. The SVHS in/out cables from the DSR11 go to a Panasonic editing recorder/player which shows no fault, playing tapes successfully. All connections have individually been taken out and reseated. However the screen fed by the player/recorder doesn't show being connected to the DSR11; it remains blank and Log and Capture Preview shows no connection. The starting sequence I have always used is to have the DSR11 up and running prior to the Computer being selected for FCP6. FCP Prefs have been trashed and Utilities used to check the drive contents as well as using Disk Warrior.
The DSR11 successfully plays through Log & Capture into the computer any DV tape which can subsequently be successfully edited.
If you plug a monitor directly into the Y/C or component output of the DSR11, can you raise a picture or the menu?
Sorry should say composite not component.
If the answer is no, then it sounds like the video circuits in the DSR11 are Kaput.
If the answer is yes, then there may be a problem with the Firewire or settings.
Thanks for the response. There seems to be fewer of the originals hereabouts nowadays!
An excellent suggestion from you. I have two of the Panny editing machines and I committed the error of not doing a substitution test. It is the Input Select that's gone down on the machine I was using. I prey that my local Startec man can get it in ship-shape condition. It's a trusty machine with TBC etc.
Thanks again for responding.