"Print to Video" is the best way to ensure a proper
video record to tape. You need to begin by making sure your
camera or record deck is connected to your machine and they
are seeing each other. If you cannot see the video on the camera,
go to the trouble shooting section and follow the steps there.
to File, and down to
Print to Video.
you want, you can put down color bars and tone. Usually 30 to
60 seconds is all that is needed. I then like to use a slate
tag where I put my name, title and date. Click on the pull down
and select Text to input your information.
you can put in your information. 10 seconds is more than enough
time to use. No matter what (even if you do not want bars and
tone and/or slate) make sure you at least have 5 to 10 seconds
of something before program. It is never good to try to add
program right at the beginning of your tape.
on the Compression Type pull down menu
is where you can select a countdown (you can also have it load
your own countdown by selecting File from the
drop down menu). I usually make it roll for 5 seconds after
program and have the Final Cut activate my record function automatically
(which is cool)! Then press OK.
will get this screen, then click OK and sit
back and watch your masterpiece be laid back to tape!