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Old May 20th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #1
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XLH1-Printing to Video


I have a Canon XLH1 and a mac book pro I am using FCP.

I used to be able to print HDV footage to Mini Tapes through my camera for some reason it does not work any more. Here is the instructions I used to follow:

THE FOLLOWING IS FOR HDV 1080i60 FOOTAGE. IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH 24F, then simply replace the HDV 1080i60 settings with HDV 1080p24 settings...

1) Turn on your XL H1, with NO firewire cable connected, make sure the following is selected:
2) Then connect a firewire cable between your XL H1 and your Mac (There should be a blue HDV light next to the Firewire port on the camera)
3) Start FCP (IMPORTANT: FCP should now recognize a connection via firewire with the XL H1)
4) Go to Final Cut Pro menu, select Easy Setup, Select HDV 1080i60
5) Go to A/V Settings and select the following:
Sequence - HDV 1080i60
Capture - HDV
Device Control - HDV Firewire Basic
6) Go to A/V Devices, make sure that "Different Output for Edit to Tape/ Print to Video" is checked and select:
Edit to Tape/PTV Output Video - HDV (1440x1090) 60i
Edit to Tape/PTV OUTput Audio - HDV

Remember, you can NOT preview your HDV edit in real time via firewire through an HDV camcorder with FCP - (like you can when editing Standard Definition DV with a Standard Definition DV camcorder) - you can only "Print to Video" with HDV over firewire. When you select "Print To Video" FCP will first have to re-conform any cuts you made in the edit to recreate the GOP. This will take a bit of time and will vary, depending upon the speed of your computer. FCP will tell you when it is ready to print video back to the camcorder. Be careful here, you must first press REC+PAUSE on the camcorder and then quickly press "OK" in FCP to begin the Print To Video process.

Any tips why it is not working?


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