Cal State LA Studios - Final Cut Tutorial Pt. 2






With your
DV tape in the VTR, choose "Log and Capture" from
the "File"
menu at the top of the screen.


This should
open up the "Log and Capture" window in the
middle of the screen. If your tape is in the VTR and
the VTR is
connected properly, you should be able to see your video
and the "VTR OK" message should be seen at
the bottom of the window under the video controller.



VTR can be controlled using the controls on the "Log
and Capture" window. You can also use the following
keyboard shortcuts to navigate through your video:

Spacebar =
Play, pause




Click and drag
on the shuttle control to quickly move through
your tape - Click and drag to the left for reverse; to the
right for fast forward.


Log and
Capture involves 4 steps:


Step 1:

the clip you are going to capture by typing a name for
the clip in the "Description" box.

Step 2:

Play the tape

(allow several
seconds on the tape ahead of where you want to begin capturing)


Step 3:

Click the capture
"Now" button


A large window
should open up displaying your footage as it plays. At
the bottom of the window it should say "Now Capturing
- press 'esc' to stop"


Step 4:

Press the escape
("esc") key

The "esc" key
is in the upper left-hand corner of your keyboard.

After you
capture each clip, it will be added to the list of clips
in the BROWSER window


these 4 steps until you have captured all of the footage
you need from the tape!