UM:Vtr Capture

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Video Capture



The VTR Capture screen is accessible from the library screen via the ..List Capture button.


This brings up the list capture screen, with two options on the bottom left:


Data Capture - this is the mode used for batch capturing digital media.
VTR Capture - this is the mode for capturing media from tape.


For capturing from a VTR deck, press the VTR Capture button.




The Control tab is where the interactive controls for carrying out a video capture are located.



Prior to attempting any capture you should always review and adjust all the values in the settings tab as appropriate for your material and composition.

Capture Locations



Defaults : As per general.prefs preference file.


Use the tick boxes to choose which data streams to capture - video, audio or both.


The capture paths are shown and can be edited in place, or set via the file browser (click the file-browser-icon



If you change a path here, the new location will be saved to the general.prefs preference file.



For optimal performance, the audio and video capture locations should be set to separate disk volumes in order to optimise concurrent disk-writes (and minimise interference). For example, capture video to the S:\ volume and audio to the W:\ volume.

Deck Status



The deck status is displayed in a summary line at the bottom of the controls tab.


Information displayed is :


VTR/deck model,
Frame rate
Control status.


If the VTR deck is record inhibited, this will be shown as REC Lock.

Capture Methods



There are three main methods for performing a video capture:


Capture Marked - specify an in and an out point, then capture this marked region.
Capture Live - start recording as the VTR plays
Capture List - import and then capture from a list (e.g. an EDL).


The Capture Single operation is discussed as part of the Capture List section.


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