Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Can not capture video for editing

Issue: Unable to control camcorder or VCR using editing software

Camcorder will not playback in final cut pro / there are no controls on the log and capture window.

This happens if the camera is not connected by firewire, powered on and set to VCR before the log and capture window opens.

Log and capture window missing play controls


Close the log and capature window. Connect the camcorder by firewire, power it on and set to VCR reopen the log and capture window.


Final Cut Pro can be used to log clips without a VCR or tape deck attached. You can type timecode IN and OUT points into the boxes, press log clip and give the clip a name. You can then connect the VCR or tape deck and use batch capture to ingest the footage.

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