Connecting Remote Device Control
Device control enables communication between your VTR or camcorder and Final Cut Pro,
allowing you to remotely control your video deck for capturing and output. A VTR can tell
Final Cut Pro where a tape is currently positioned, and Final Cut Pro can tell the VTR to
cue the tape to a new position, pause, rewind, fast-forward, and even record during
output. Positional information is conveyed via timecode recorded on the tape. Also,
timecode information is sent via a device control connection. This is critical for logging,
batch capturing, and frame-accurate output to tape.