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?
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.
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.)