So I've got the equipment (Mac Pro & Final Cut Pro 6) and I've got the camera (DVX100B) and I've got 35 hours of footage.
Now it's time to make the documentary, right?
Half of this probably belongs in a Mac forum, but what the heck.
Batch capturing. Loading the footage onto the computer in pieces instead of full tape by full tape. I'm not quite sure how to do this, but I know it's in the back of Final Cut's first manual.
This requires me to view the tape, write down the time code segments I want captured to the computer, and then run the tape back through the computer again while it captures "batches" of clips?
Is that the basic idea?
It seems to me like that's asking the camera to do a lot. I literally only have 32 hours of use on the camera. Doing this will double that number, at least.
I'm thinking maybe that puts a lot of unnecessary wear on the heads? Or is the DVX strong enough to withstand it.
Naively I was under the impression that there would be a secondary device, not a camera, but a dock rather, like a miniDV vcr I could put the tapes in and transfer them to the computer. But I haven't come across anything like that.
Thanks for your help!
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10-29-2008 09:42 AM
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