Dsr-20 and time code out

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by pietro, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. pietro

    pietro Guest

    I have a question, and excuse me for my bad english, but i'll try to explane
    the problem in the best way I can.
    I have a Sony dsr-20P (DVCAM) and a 1800P (betacam sp)VTR. I use my G4 apple
    macintosh to edit professional documentary for broadcast.
    I use the DVCAM as master in-out machine thru firewire and I dont't have any
    problem.
    I have to finalize the program in Beta SP tape.
    Usualy I do in this way: After all the edit process, I "print to tape" on
    DSR-20P, and taking the S-video out of the DSR-20P I put it in the 1800 VTR
    (Betacam sp) and I do the same thing with the audio. Fine, everything is
    perfect, but the problem is the Time code.
    I need to have the same timecode of the DSR-20P on my 1800 betacam sp.
    So, is there any possibility to interface the 2 machines , without to tape
    the DVCAM cassette, but just using the D/A converter of the DSR-20P thru
    1800, and keeping in someway the Time code of the 1 machine into the 2
    machine?
    RS-232, lanc, control-s?
    Obviously during the firewire out operation of the computer.
    Thank you in advance and I hope I can do this, becouse my partners need to
    have betacam SP with precise TC start point, and at this moment I cannot do
    this with my equipment.

    Pietro Pellizzieri
     
    pietro, Sep 18, 2003
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  2. The 1800 records new timecode when it makes a recording. You can set the
    number you want it to start on, but it will not copy timecode from another
    machine. If you set your DSR-20 to pause at a particular timecode and then
    hit play as the 1800 timecode counts to your chosen number as it records,
    then hit play on the DSR-20, you can get to well within one second of the
    same code, but that is the best you will be able to do.

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    Best regards,
    Craig Scheiner
    Executive Producer
    CPS Associates
    Video Production and Publication
    www.cpsvideo.net
     
    Craig Scheiner, Sep 18, 2003
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    nappy Guest

    There is no way to get TC from the DSR20 to another machine. Unless it is a
    DV machine and you use the DUB switch on the DSR. You would rent a DSR45 and
    use the TC outs..
     
    nappy, Sep 19, 2003
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