Creating and Logging Window Dubs
If you receive dubs (copies) of your footage on a tape format that doesn’t support
remote deck control from Final Cut Pro, you need to have the timecode “burned-in” to
the video image so you can read the timecode numbers manually. These are known as
window dubs, window burns, or timecode burn-ins. Although the burned-in timecode
numbers can be visually distracting, they provide the critical link between the
timecode on the original tapes and your log notes. VHS is a common example of an
inexpensive dubbing format that usually lacks the ability to be remotely controlled.