I have a client that still insists on putting the feature to a tape when in my industry, most of my clients have done away with tape ages ago.
That being said; he also insists the output be Apple Pro Res. Yet, he handed me a Sony PDV-184N DVCAM tape. I have a Sony DSR-11 deck and a Sony GV-HD700 deck. When I go to the DSR-11 I get the pink and green hatched screen. When I try to go to the other Sony deck, I get nothing.
The client insists all the other editors manage to output just fine. What am I doing wrong?
Well, the Sony GV-HD700 deck is HDV. If you want to output to that via firewire, you need to use an HDV sequence. That is HD. Best way to do this is export a QT file, reimport it...make an HDV sequence, add that file to it...render...PRINT TO VIDEO.