mrs khathaza

Topics: Video clip, Control key, Music video Pages: 7 (1536 words) Published: March 16, 2014
Logging and Capturing Video from FCP

To capture video using Final Cut Pro - that is to take the video on a mini-DV tape and download it into your computer as a digital file - you first need to connect your camera to the computer before you launch Final Cut Pro.

Then start Final Cut Pro. You should get a screen stating Final Cut Pro has found the camera. If not, check your connections between the camera and the computer, and make sure the camera is turned to VCR/VTR/playback.

Now in Final Cut Pro click on:

File...Log and Capture(the hotkey combination is apple key | 8)

A new window will appear, and you should see the words VTR OK near the bottom of the screen.

To the right are some tabs you can use to change the settings for the video you want to capture. The settings include:

Capture Settings
Be sure the Device Control is set to Firewire NTSC.
Leave the Capture Input at the default (DV NTSC 48MHz).

Scratch Disks
These are the same settings you initially selected to make sure your media is being stored in the proper scratch disk - the drive and folder for your Final Cut Pro project. So just check with the top Set button to make sure your scrLogging and Capturing Video

To capture video using Final Cut Pro - that is to take the video on a mini-DV tape and download it into your computer as a digital file - you first need to connect your camera to the computer before you launch Final Cut Pro.

Then start Final Cut Pro. You should get a screen stating Final Cut Pro has found the camera. If not, check your connections between the camera and the computer, and make sure the camera is turned to VCR/VTR/playback.

Now in Final Cut Pro click on:

File...Log and Capture(the hotkey combination is apple key | 8)

A new window will appear, and you should see the words VTR OK near the bottom of the screen.

To the right are some tabs you can use to change the settings for the video you want to capture. The settings include:

Capture Settings
Be sure the Device Control is set to Firewire NTSC.
Leave the Capture Input at the default (DV NTSC 48MHz).

Scratch Disks
These are the same settings you initially selected to make sure your media is being stored in the proper scratch disk - the drive and folder for your Final Cut Pro project. So just check with the top Set button to make sure your scratch disk is selected. If it's not, then go through the instructions for setting the Scratch Disk Settings.

Clip Settings
You can set this to capture Audio Only, Video Only or Audio and Video. In most cases you'd select Audio and video (you might select Video Only if the audio for that clip is unusable, or you might select Audio Only if you used your camera to record a voice-over for use with other video clips).

Leave the audio setting at Channels 1 & 2, to capture all the audio.

Logging
Log Bin

This should be the name of the folder where you want to capture your video.

Reel
Give a name to the reel of tape you're about to log and capture. It's probably best to use the same name that you used for your mini-DV tape.

Playing Your Tape

Your tape will be displayed in the Viewer window during the log and capture process.

To begin playing your tape, you can use the Play, Stop, Pause, Fast Forward and Rewind buttons below the Viewer window.

You also can play a clip in the Viewer by pressing the spacebar on your computer. To stop playing the clip, just press the spacebar again.

Just below the clip in the Viewer is the playhead, a short vertical line in the white horizontal box that you can click on and drag to the left or right to move or scrub through the clip.

To the right of the Play/Stop buttons is a shuttle control that you can click on and drag horizontally to play the clip more quickly.

To the left of the Play/Stop buttons is a jog control that you click on and drag horizontally to move through a clip frame by frame.

Above the clip are time duration and...
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