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Miles Hale December 21st, 2009 05:34 PM

Recording directly to the MAC
Has anyone tried to connect directly from the XH A1s to a MAC for recording to the computer without using the tape. I'm running FCP 7 as the editor. Please tell me your set-up for direct recording if you have done this process.
Thanks, Miles Hale

Jonathan Schwartz December 22nd, 2009 05:04 PM

Recording to mac

I record using quicktime pro. In SD, I can record two inputs at the same time (1 using an expresscard adapter FW adapter). In HD, I record only one camera at a time, though I have not tried 2 HD sources. Simple FW hookup, there is a slight lag on the computer but it makes for a great backup. I have actually started using the computer as my main footage and the tapes as backup. Saves me a ton since I can now reuse the tapes. Hope this helps some.

Kenneth Burgener December 24th, 2009 05:36 PM


When I was home at Mom's I filmed all the 8 mm my Dad shot 50 so years ago. I plugged the camera into my Apple lap top, and it went right in. I saved the tapes, but used the computer to make DVD's. This saved me from having to download the tapes.


David Quakenbush December 25th, 2009 12:50 PM

You can record straight to disk with Adobe OnLocation. It comes with Creative Suite. It also provides a complete set of scopes, etc, so you can monitor your levels while shooting. It's a little laggy, and you have to jump through a couple hoops (Google "Clip Wrap") to get the footage into FCP but you can go straight to disk this way.

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