direct to harddisk recording on Mac

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by MacMike1, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. MacMike1 macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2008
    hi community. i need to ask you which programm is good for direct to disk recording.
    until recently i was a pc user, and i used dv rack and later onlocation.
    i know i could use bootcamp. but is there any mac only solution? i know also there is scopebox but that one is not supporting HDV :(
    any input?
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    iMovie, FCE, FCP and QuickTime Pro will all record directly to hard drive from your camera (assuming you have a compatible Firewire capable camera). In FCE or FCP, you'll need to set "Device Control" to "Non-Controllable Device" and use Capture Now. I do this several times a year on multi-camera shoots taking a live feed from the switcher/DVE (through a DVCam VTR). Be sure to roll tapes in the cameara as backup.

  3. MacMike1 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2008
    ok cool, but do i need to have a tape inside?
    and i saw also i can record from quicktime directly is that advisable?
    i have final cut pro but just wondering if i need to open the big guy to just record!

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