I would like to capture HDV footage into Final Cut using the SDI output on Sony's HVR-M35U. I have an AJA card and breakout box, but because the Sony deck has no RS 422 control, I have to set my device settings in FCP to non controllable device. Although this allows me to get the SDI signal, I cannot get the tape's TC. Does anyone know a way around this or am I better off just using the HVR 1500A?
Judy- First close out of FCP. In the deck menu turn the iLink downconvert to ON. Keep your SDI connection. Launch FCP. Set your SDI settings in Audio/Video settings. Now open Log and Capture. Set to firewire device control from the machine control tab inside 'Log & Capture.' It's a workaround that works for us.
G5 Dual 3GB Ram
FCP Studio 6.02
External 1 TB SATA Raid 0
Kona LH, Second system w AJA ioLA
We use Jerry's method on both of our M15U HDV vtrs, works just fine.
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