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Chapter 11. At Last: Creating Final Output > Setting Up for Edit to Tape

Setting Up for Edit to Tape

The setup procedures for editing a Final Cut Pro sequence to tape include all the steps described in “Setting up for recording to tape,” found earlier in this chapter, plus a few additional steps. Here's a checklist:

  • Calibrate your timecode signal input. If there's any discrepancy between a timecode location on your videotape and that timecode location as it appears in FCP's Edit to Tape window, your edits won't be frame accurate. To learn how to calibrate your timecode, see “Calibrating the timecode signal input” in Chapter 3.

  • Perform the setup procedures listed in “Setting up for recording to tape,” found earlier in this chapter.

  • Check that your deck or camcorder is responding to Final Cut Pro's device control. Edit to Tape requires device control over your video deck to cue the tape and perform precise edits. If you find that your deck is not responding to the Edit to Tape window's transport controls, check your current device control settings on the Device Settings tab of the Edit to Tape window (Figure 11.19). For more information on specifying device control presets, see Chapter 2, “Welcome to Final Cut Pro.”

    Figure 11.19. The Device Settings tab in the Edit to Tape window offers shortcut access to device control and capture preference settings.


  • On the Device Settings tab of the Edit to Tape window, check the Capture/Input pop-up menu to make sure the tape deck to which you want to record is selected as the input source.

  • If your videotape doesn't already have timecode recorded on it, you'll need to prepare the tape by recording continuous clean black signal and control and timecode tracks. See the following section, “Using the Black and Code feature.”


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