You can record your edited sequence onto videotape directly from your computer, for example, to create a master tape. When you start a new sequence, you specify the format and quality for the videotape in the Editing Mode area of the New Sequence dialog box.
You can record a sequence directly to videotape on the following devices (decks or camcorders) as specified:
On either Windows or Mac OS with a FireWire connection between the device and the computer.
On Windows only with a FireWire connection between the device and the computer.
On either Windows or Mac OS, provided your computer has a supported HD capture card, with SDI or HD component connections. Capture and export of HD video also requires serial device control; check the third-party solution provider's manual for details.
On either Windows or Mac OS, provided your computer has a capture card, converter, camcorder, or deck that can convert your sequence to an analog format recordable by the device. Most DV, HDV, and HD cameras; all DV, HDV, and HD videotape recorders; and some capture cards and converters are capable of this conversion. Some digital camcorders require that you first record the sequence to their digital tape, and then playback the tape in the digital camcorder to make the dub to the analog video recorder.
For device control while exporting to analog devices, you must have a device controller installed also.
Many video capture cards include compatible plug-in software that provides a menu command for recording to videotape. If the options you see differ from those described here, refer to your capture card or plug-in documentation for the most efficient way to export to tape.