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Michael Harrington
FCP & Sony BVH-2000 project
on May 12, 2010 at 1:34:45 pm

I've been asked to edit a project from numerous 1" and Beta Tapes and will secure a Sony BVH-2000 or similar model. I'm beginning to consider best work flow, best FCP settings, etc. The clips will be edited into an hour network special and repurpose clips for licensing deals. I will need to re-compress to wmv, flv files. I'm also considering best set up for bins to log a variety of info, subject, date, description, etc. then export that info to ease producers searching project during editing and for web so potential clients can search for material to license.

My first question, is there a driver/protocol for FCP to control Sony 1" or is manual "Record Now" the only option. I'm hoping to view, log and batch each reel.

Second question, anyone out there with experience with this type of project and any thoughts as to best FCP set up?

Michael Harrington
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Steve Eisen
Re: FCP & Sony BVH-2000 project
on May 12, 2010 at 1:50:52 pm

You would need a capture card or io box from BlackMagic, AJA or Matrox to take advantage of RS422 deck control.

Pro Res would be the best sequence setting for this project. You will need a capture card for that.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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John Fishback
Re: FCP & Sony BVH-2000 project
on May 12, 2010 at 5:05:54 pm

We have a 2000 and control it with the standard Sony 29.97 VTR protocol selectable in the L&T Capture Settings tab. The 9-pin cable goes from our Kona breakout box to the Sony remote in. When I'm capturing various media with different origins, I usually convert everything to ProRes or the most used media format.

John

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FCS 3 (FCP 7.0.2, Motion 4.0.2, Comp 3.5.2, DVDSP 4.2.2, Color 1.5.2)

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Charles Hintz
Re: FCP & Sony BVH-2000 project
on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:05:44 am

The BVH-2000 is a nice machine circa 1982. It has an internal TBC (Option) that processes video @ 8 bits (48 dB s/n) or the external BVT-2000 9 Bit (54 dB s/n) TBC. There is also a (?2015?) SMPTE Time-code generator reader option. I don't remember the Dolby Audio Card number...

That was only 30 years ago!

Cheers,
Charles Hintz
Sr. Tech Spec. BVH-2000 (in the day)


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