About Device Control Protocols
To establish remote device control between a VTR or camcorder and a computer, you
need to connect a remote control cable between the device and your computer. You
also need to tell Final Cut Pro what communication protocol your device understands.
The most common methods of device control and timecode capture are:
Â FireWire with DV timecode
Â Serial RS-232 or RS-422 with SMPTE timecode