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.
Defaults : As per general.prefs preference file.
Use the tick boxes to choose which data streams to capture - video, audio or both.
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.
The deck status is displayed in a summary line at the bottom of the controls tab.
Information displayed is :
If the VTR deck is record inhibited, this will be shown as REC Lock.
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.