Print to Video
by Jenny Chu on Jan 14, 2011 at 8:21:28 am
I'm trying to output an FCP sequence in "Print to Video" to a miniDV tape for screening purposes. I am using FCP 6.0 to an old Sony Handycam via FW 400. I am following directions I've found on-line. I am getting audio but no video. The video is mirrored on the desktop but can not be seen on the Sony LCD screen. Does anyone know what is wrong?
Re: Print to Video by Jenny Chu on Jan 14, 2011 at 8:05:21 pm
Hi Jeff, thanks for your response!
Here are my answers.
Is your View>Video Display set to NTSC firewire? YES
Is your external video set to all frames? YES
If you play your footage, does it appear on the handycam? When I play and record to handycam, it does not show on LCD, but it is mirrored on desktop and the audio is being recorded and I can hear it on handycam. When I stop playing/recording - ESC on FCP, it shows a still image of the last frame played. When I simply play the FCP timeline, it shows the last still image on LCD but does not show moving image. When I pause the play, it shows the still image where I paused.
Is this confusing or what? Any advice you may have is much appreciated.
Is your sequence a DV-NTSC sequence or something else?
If you can't see the playback on your handycam - it won't output. I suspect you might have some mismatch - maybe you've tried adjusting the compression settings or something else under the sequence settings; I'm not sure. The symptom (still frame shows up, sound shows up, but playback does not work) usually means this.
Re: Print to Video by Jenny Chu on Jan 14, 2011 at 9:35:39 pm
My sequence settings were at DVCPro HD 720p60. This is HD footage. But I changed it to DV-NTSC and no change. What I did realize is that the video recorded is wherever the playhead is in the timeline. (Before I had the playhead at beginning so was black. This time in the middle so a still image was recorded with sound.)