analog inputs & outputs.
With an all-digital board, you
use your DC camcorder or DVCR for analog
How To Mix DV And
Analog During Non-Linear Editing.
You still will have some analog equipment, and most of all analog footage.
How do you mix it up with DV? Here's how.
How to use analog video footage.
If your DV camcorder would have an analog video input, you would be all
set. You would simply copy your analog footage to the DV camcorder, where
the footage is compressed and stored in digital form. But none of the camcorders
sold so far have analog inputs. (Most of them have analog outputs.)
Therefore, you need a DVCR, such as the Sony DHR1000.
, or its DVCAM variant, the DSR-30. Other companies will likely come out
with DVCRs. The DHR1000 costs a little bit under $4000, surprisingly, the
"professional" DSR-30 can sometimes be bought for less. Be careful about
mixing DV and DVCAM though. Read the switchcraft
Your other choice is to get the Fast
DVMaster. This product has analog (composite, S-video and audio)
I/O, it even has component output for connection with Betacam equipment.
The DVMaster has an on-board hardware codec, a Sony DVBK-1, which allows
you to convert analog video into DV. The only drawback is that this board
is much costlier than all-digital boards. You can buy a DVCR plus an all
digital Firewire board for only little more than what the DVMaster costs
you. If you want to go to Beta, the DVMaster is your only choice.
As a last resort, you can capture analog video with the analog capture
board you already have. Once the footage has been digitized into MJPEG,
you use the clips in Premiere, which will automatically transcode them
to DV when a DV codec is installed. It can be slow, but it works
quite well. Review the chapter about the old way
of DV editing if you are unclear about this process..
How to use analog audio.
Simply use it like you always used to. Digitize the audio with a sound
board, or separate it from a clip of captured video. Add it to your Premiere
project and continue editing like before.
How to go back to analog.
Do you you want to store your final footage on a Hi-8 or VHS tape? Simply
send the DV footage to your DV camcorder or DVCR. Then connect your Hi-8
or VHS VCR to the DV machine and run a copy. With a FAST DVMaster,
you can go directly back out to analog.