Kubrick: Capturing Video in Final Cut Pro from the DSR-2000 By Anni Hsia and Sotiri Koyonos This document describes how to capture video in Final Cut Pro from the Sony DSR-2000. This deck can play DV, MiniDV, and DVCAM tapes. This process will utilize the “Io”, a device in the A/V rack which converts the digital audio and video output from the DSR-2000 into the IEEE 1394 (firewire) format which the Apple computer, Kubrick, can capture. The document is divided into two sections. The first, “Making the Connections Using the A/V rack”, will require connecting cables and pressing buttons on devices in the A/V Rack. The second, “Capturing Using Final Cut Pro”, can be done almost entirely from Kubrick inside the recording booth. Making the Connections Using the A/V Rack 1. On the IEEE 1394 Patch Bay, patch the IEEE 1394 (firewire) from Kubrick to the Io. a. Use an IEEE 1394 patch cable (a gray cable with telephone-style connectors) which you will find hanging from the side of the video rack. b. If this is done already, good. If you have to do this, first ensure that Final Cut Pro is not currently running on Kubrick. 2. On the Audio Patch Bay, check that nothing is connected to the following: a. DSR-2000 Digital Out (number 21 on the top row) b. Io Digital In (number 21 on the second row) 3. On the Autopatch, do the following: a. Patch the DSR-2000 deck to VMON7. This will allow you to monitor the video coming directly from the DSR-2000 deck on VMON7. i. Press [Change] ii. Press DSR-2000 (on the input side) iii. Press VMON7 (on the output side) iv. Press [Take] 4. On the Remote Control Patch Bay, patch the Remote Control from the DSR- 2000 to the Io. a. Use a black “Deck Control Patch Cable” (a flat, black cable with telephone-style connectors) which you will find hanging from the side of the video rack. b. This will allow you to control the DSR-2000 deck from within the Final Cut Pro software, which is very handy. 5. On the DSR-2000 deck in the recording booth, locate the remote control buttons on the right side and set them so both “remote” and “9-pin” are active. 6. Insert your tape into the DSR-2000 deck. Capturing Using Final Cut Pro 7. Start Final Cut Pro on Kubrick. a. If a registration window appears, click on “Register Later”. b. If an “External A/V” error window appears, click on “Continue”. c. If a “Choose Setup” window appears, proceed to step 9. 8. Go to Final Cut Pro HD > Easy Setup. 9. Select ITG – DSR-2000 (Io). If it is not in the menu, check the “Show All” box, and try again. Click on “Setup”. 10. Go to Final Cut Pro HD > System Settings. 11. Go to the Scratch Disks tab (first tab) to set your scratch space. a. These settings determine where Final Cut Pro will save the various files associated with your project. b. The Scratch Disks tab has a variety of “Set” buttons, each corresponding to a different file type. c. To allow for the necessary speed and free space, you will want to select a “Kubrick RAID” disk if available, and if not, then a “Kubrick Workspace” disk d. For all of the following file types, click on the corresponding “Set” button and navigate to the path: <disk>:<your netid>:Final Cut Pro Documents. Then click “Choose” i. Capture/Render (The topmost “Set” button) ii. Waveform Cache iii. Thumbnail Cache iv. Autosave Vault e. Click “OK”. 12. Go to File > Log and Capture. 13. In the Log and Capture Window, on the Logging tab (first tab), enter a descriptive name for the clip you are about to capture in the Description field. 14. Find the beginning of the clip you want to capture using the transport controls in the Log and Capture window (play, stop, rewind, fast forward) a. If you aren’t able to control the deck from within the Log and Capture window, check that steps 4 and 5 were completed properly. b. During tape playback, you should see the video in the Log and Capture window, and also on VMON7. c. To monitor the corresponding audio, raise the levels for the DSR-2000 (channels 7 and 8) on the mixer in the recording booth. Also, check that the left/right mix (rightmost slider) is set to an adequate level. 15. After finding the beginning of your clip, rewind several seconds from this point. This way you won’t miss the beginning of your clip when you capture. 16. Start playback using the Play button in the Log and Capture window. 17. Begin the capture by clicking on “Now” under Capture (in the lower right corner of the Log and Capture window). a. While you are capturing, you may notice that the video on Kubrick’s main display is not in sync with the audio you are hearing. Not to worry though- the audio and video are being recorded by Final Cut Pro exactly as they are on your original tape. 18. Press ‘esc’ on the keyboard at the end of your clip to stop capturing. 19. Close the Log and Capture window. You should now see your clip in the Final Cut Pro Browser window (in the upper-left corner of the screen).