Chapter 5. Capturing Video

Final Cut Express offers three DV video capture options, which use FireWire to transfer DV-format video and audio from a qualified DV camcorder, deck, or qualified analog-to-digital converter box.

  • Capture Clip: Capture clips one at a time. Set In and Out points to define the portion of the tape you want to capture, enter identifying information in the Logging tab, and capture the clip.

  • Capture Now: Capture single clips without setting In and Out points. Use Capture Now to capture DV with or without device control, or to capture live video.

  • Capture Project: A single, automated batch recapture process recaptures selected clips, or all the DV clips in a project. You need a device-controllable DV camcorder or deck to perform ...

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