I cannot get FCP to control a DSR-1500a. I have it hooked up via firewire and also have an external television hooked up for reference. I can see the timeline on the reference monitor but cannot not see anything in the preview window nor can I control the deck through FCP when I go to log and capture. It started out that I could see a tape in the preview window when I went to log and capture but I couldn't control the deck or capture a clip unless I used capture now.More than one person uses this comp and well long story short I trashed the prefs and now here we are. Am I just missing some setting somewheres.! Anybody care to help? Thanks in advance!
You have to set from dsr-1500 that it is controlled via firewire and set it to remote control mode. Then you open Log and Capture window in FCP and select there a tab "Capture Settings". You choose Device Control - Firewire ntsc and then Capture / Input - DV NTSC 48 khz. Should work now!
Have you got the deck's iLink setting turned on (one of the buttons on the front). Also in the DSR-1500's menu there is an option to switch control from Firewire to 9-pin remote (it is under the Interface menu item).
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thanks guys! Turns out I had the connection on the front of the deck on but it was on 9-pin in the internal menu. Switched it to iLink an' presto! thanks for the responses, cow comes through for me again!!