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  • ralph bertini

    February 15, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Trying to dig beta sp footage thru a DV with the capture now control. I selected non controllable device and am passing the signal thru the dsr 40 to the mac via firewire. Signal isn’t getting thru. What am I missing. I would really like to have an AJA or something like that for this kind of stuff but our budgets aren’t replenshed until july. Any way around this? Thanks

  • Jerry Hofmann

    February 15, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Don’t have the DSR-40 here, but I’ll wager you need to find the setting or switch on the machine that sets the input to the analog inputs you’re connecting with.. i.e. S or component video…. Then it should pass on through. for a small amount of money, you could control the betacam machine via RS-422 (the DSR could use it too) take a look at a keyspan adapter (less than 100 bucks)… sells them. they work great… you want the one made specifically for RS-422. It’s a USB device.


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