I am using Primere Pro on a pc with a BlackMagic DeskLink SP card. I have a Sony DSR 85 DVCan deck that I'm trying to control with the BlackMagic card. I have been able to use the card to capture to Primere Pro by manually starting the deck then pressing the record button and stoping the deck when I'm finish. Is there a way to use the BlackMagic's serial port to get control of the DV Deck? I haven't tried to export to the DV Cam deck yet but I would guess that I would have to manually control the DV deck then as well
If the DV Deck has a serial port for control it would be possible. But normally they don't. Another option you could check would be to change the device control settings in the capture window to be DV, then you can use firewire for device control, but the decklink for capture and playback.
I haven't been able to get the RS422a port to work for me when I have it in the seriel mode. When it is in the blackmagic mode I have no control over the deck. Is there a setting that needs to be changed?
Setting? Well. Perhaps. Could be that the deck needs to be set to take commands from the RS422. As for our board, as long as the Decklink Serial port is showing up in the device manager, it should be ready to go.
Outside of the deck, the only real setting I can think to check is to make sure that premiere is set to use the decklink serial port as device control.