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Stage 1: Connecting a DVCPRO HD Device to Your Computer
Because DVCPRO HD is part of the DV/DVCPRO family of video formats, setting up Final Cut Pro to capture, edit, and output DVCPRO HD is essentially the same as setting up a system for any other kind of DV editing.
To set up your computer for DVCPRO HD capture and output
Connect your DVCPRO HD camcorder or deck to your computer using a 4-pin-to-6-pin or 6-pin-to-6-pin FireWire cable.
For additional instructions for connecting a DV camcorder or deck to your computer, see the Final Cut Pro 7 User Manual.
For information about mounting a Panasonic P2 card for use with the Log and Transfer window, see Mounting P2 Cards, Disk Images, and Folders.
Stage 2: Choosing a DVCPRO HD Easy Setup
Final Cut Pro comes with several DVCPRO HD Easy Setups. Choose the Easy Setup that matches your source footage on tape. The 720p30, 720p25, and 720p24 Easy Setups remove duplicate frames during capture so that your media files have the proper frame rate. For more information, see Stage 3: Logging and Capturing Your DVCPRO HD Footage.
To choose an Easy Setup
Choose Final Cut Pro > Easy Setup.
Choose Panasonic DVCPRO HD from the Format pop-up menu.
Choose “(all rates)” from the Rate pop-up menu.
Click the Use pop-up menu to see all of the Easy Setups related to your choice in the Format pop-up menu.
You can further refine the list by choosing a specific frame rate from the Rate pop-up menu.
Choose an Easy Setup from the Use pop-up menu, then click Setup.