Appendix C. Capturing from Tape-based Formats

Although many wish for its demise, the truth is that tape is still a reality. Whether it is television networks that have standardized on a tape format or just an economic reality that the gear is paid for, you’ll still need tape. Of course, you’ll also need the corresponding deck and potentially special hardware to load the tape.

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DV and HDV Capture

Without a third-party capture card, you’re limited to FireWire acquisition. FireWire, known also as IEEE 1394 (and as iLink), is a connection that supports the data and device control of cameras and decks. Part of what makes FireWire so resilient is that ...

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