Final Cut Pro 7 & RS-422 Deck Control

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by waddington01274, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. waddington01274 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, can anyone recommend a make (preferably Sony) & model of CD/DVD player with compatible RS-422 deck control support (connection) so that I can log & capture more precisely than doing it manually in Final Cut Pro 6/7 via Blackmagic Ultrastudio 3D Thunderbolt connection and am using a 8TB G-RAID with Thunderbolt connection as to capture and render audio & video media.
     
  2. mBox macrumors 68020

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    You want a CD/DVD player with RS422 controls?

    Ive been around a long time I dont think Ive ever seen one.

    DVCAM, VHS, SVHS, BETA, BETASX, XDCAM, etc...

    But not CD/DVD player.

    Im intrigued.
     
  3. mBox macrumors 68020

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    To add, the nature of capturing from optical is a bit cumbersome.
    In past pro-house they would dump to a digital linear tape then use that deck to acquire from.
    Saves the headache since DVD was hard to control frame by frame.
    DVD codec and its old clunky bit handling :p
     
  4. pwhitehead macrumors 6502

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    With just having a cd or a dvd player, your going to run into a small problem. Yes you can capture from a cd/dvd player to Final Cut with any kind of media you want, but you need to have a firewire 4-pin out so you can use it going firewire into your mac computer.

    In this image i have a dv deck with a firewire 4-pin out. Here (image 1)

    And this image i get my connection from the device to my mac with a firewire 800 on the other side. Here (image 2)

    You can use thunderbolt if need be, they have firewire to thunderbolt adapters. If you don't have a dvd player with a dv 4pin out you can use a video dvc tape deck and use component cables going out of the dvd/cd player going into the deck (daisy chaining) and get your signal that way. Hope this helps ;)
     
  5. mBox macrumors 68020

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    also keep in mind that DVD and precision frame by frame control dont exist.
    the GOP formatting on that codec is brutal and at times impossible to stop on a dime :p
     

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