Procedure

  1. Launch Avid Media Composer and initialize your Project
  2. Prepare for the deck for capture
    1. Open the capture tool
      1. On the top taskbar, hit Tools -> Capture
    2. Configure the Capture tool for HDV
      1. Change your resolution to HDV 720 MXF
        1. Next to Res, click the dropdown menu to HDV720p MXF mode
      2. Configure the deck name and format in Avid
        1. Underneath the play triangle in the bottom left, click the box and choose Auto configure and hit ok to the Are you sure box
        2. Hit OK at the Select tape popup box
        3. Click Generic Edit-Deck-NTSC and choose Adjust Deck
        4. When the Deck Settings box pops up, enter the following info
          1. Click Generic next to device and choose ‘JVC
          2. Click the box next to JVC where it says BR-DV600 and choose BR-HD50U
          3. Click OK
          4. Another select tape box window pops up, click where it says new tape and give it a logical name
  3. Log your footage for capture
    1. Click the Cap icon next to the trash can go to into Logging mode
    2. Create a tape name (if you haven’t already)
      1. Click underneath JVC BR-HD50U
      2. At the Select Tape Box
        1. Click New and enter a tape name in
        2. Click the black box next to your tape name
          1. The select tape box will disappear and your tape name will show up in the Capture tool
    3. Choose your tracks for capture
      1. Make sure VA1A2 and TC are highlighted, if not, simply click it
    4. Choose the bin where you want the logged material to go by clicking the dropdown box next to Bin
    5. Jog through your tape by clicking on the icons under the timecode window, or using the J,K,L keys
      1. The footage will show up in the Record window
    6. Use I to set an in point, and O to set an out point.
    7. Name your clip by entering text next to Name
    8. Log your clip by hitting the Pencil icon in the top left window
      1. Repeat until you logged the entire tape.
  4. Batch Capture
    1. Close the Capture tool
    2. Open your bin containing your footage
    3. Select all of your offline footage and right click and choose Batch Capture
    4. In the Batch Capture window, hit OK
    5. If the Please mount tape window pops up, you should put the tape it asks for in the deck then hit mounted
    6. Watch the Avid capture the tape in the Record window
    7. If luck is on your side, a Batch capture complete window will appear, hit ok and start editing!

External Links

Comparison of FCP and Avid deck capturing