Video and Audio Input and Output Devices
An input device is used to transfer footage to your computer. For output, you record
your finished movie to an output device. Basic editing systems use a DV camcorder or
deck as both an input and output device. Professional editing systems may use
multiple video decks to capture and output to different video formats.
To connect non-FireWire devices to your computer, you also need a third-party video or
audio interface. For more information, see “
Video and Audio Interfaces
” on page 173.