For older analog capture I use a few things but the best so far are DVD RECORDERS. I hook that up and record to DVD then finalize the DVD this slip the DVD into a PC or Apple then use Handbrake if needed to get the video off the disc.
I do encounter folk that won't do this but when it comes to old works, you have to be flexible, innovative and try it all. Again, some folk only have one method and they crash and burn when it fails.
I am using an old Video 8 Handycam, via a canopus analog/digital converter, onto my MacBook Pro, using FCP X... and the image is rolling- I don't have a TBC so I need some ideas how to stabilize these images. Granted, they're almost 20 years old... not quite.
I know the images are solid, ok in the viewfinder.
I cleaned the heads in the recorder.
I have a feeling that fcpx is not compatible with this camcorder. It used to work just fine with my g5 and fcp5, I think it was... I am using the trial vers of fcpx s I cannot seem to locate the install disc for fcp5, though it might be 4.
I'd really appreciate it.