I always use HDVSplit and have never had one dropped frame.
Thanks for your explanation Ken, which shows again that Corel is a place where magnificant prosumer-software dies. Perhaps my first scenes were bad and that gave some dropped frames in HDVSplit which can detect HDV scenes indeed. Btw, the camera I bought is the Sony HVR-A1E and with that purchase I got a Vegas Pro 9 as well and that detects HDV scenes also!!
We, the ULEAD club (Nederland) are trying to keep MSP8 “on air” even in the switch we are making to HDV camcorders......... and we manage very well so far. I discovered in the meantime that if you run a preview in “Batch capture”, using the end marker at each scene-change you see (while the movie is running), will create a list of files that can be captured after that preview as separate scenes. The disadvantage of this method however is that it’s a tough job for your camcorder-drive because searching each scene means going forward and backward of the tape all the time. So I will use either HDVSplit or Vegas and can keep MSP8 still “on air”. Thanks again and best regards, Wim Kok