Connecting Your Video Equipment and Setting It to VCR Mode
Make sure your VTR or camcorder is connected to your computer and turned on. For
more information, see Volume 1, Chapter 11, “Connecting DV Video Equipment.”
Make sure your camcorder or deck is set to VCR (sometimes labeled VTR) mode.
Final Cut Pro cannot record to video equipment that is in Camera mode. If your video
device has multiple inputs (for example TV, Line 1, and Line 2), make sure the input
that’s connected to your computer is the one that is selected.