A Recommended Non-DV-to-DV System Using Serial Device Control
You need the following equipment:
Â Your computer and display
Â A non-DV format playback device, such as a Betacam SP or Digital Betacam deck
Â An analog-to-DV or digital-to-DV converter
Note: Some DV camcorders and VTRs can also act as an analog-to-DV converter.
Â A 4-to-6-pin FireWire cable, available at an electronics store or an Apple
Â A USB-to-serial adapter or internal modem serial port adapter
Â An RS-422 video deck control cable
Connecting Professional Video and Audio Equipment
The following illustration shows a typical non-DV-to-DV setup:
To connect your VTR to your analog-to-DV or digital-to-DV converter:
With your DV converter turned off, connect the 6-pin connector on the FireWire cable
to the FireWire port on your computer.
Connect the 4-pin connector on the FireWire cable to the DV converter.
Connect the video output of your VTR to the video input of the DV converter.
Connect the audio output of your VTR to the audio input of the DV converter.
Note: The DV converter mentioned above could possibly be a DV VTR that can convert
analog video and audio input to DV FireWire. Some decks need to be in record mode
to allow this conversion. Other decks may not support this.
Connect the remote device control.
For details, see “
Connecting Remote Device Control
” on page 202.