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Black Your DV Tape
You must have a blacked DV tape prior to printing to video. The timecode on the tape should be:
*Drop / Non-Drop setting must match your sequence settings

  • Timecode should start at 00:58:30.00
    *Should be blacked longer than the project by at least 5 minutes
    You can black your tape using a Sony DSR-80 in the CMB Grad Machine Room (contact Susanne Kraft for access) or in the DV Lab (CMA4.206E)
    Using a DSR-80:
    | Set Video Input to Composite


    Click on the Video button on Input Select and choose "Composite" Choose Analog for the Audio Input Select | |





    Set Counter Select to TC

    Patch Black to the Composite Video Input (the flashing Composite Indicator should go solid)

    No audio patch is necessary (tape will be silent)

    On the Flip-Down control surface, press
    Menu > Setup Menu > Timecode>

    TC Mode = INT

    Run Mode = REC

    DF Mode = DF or NDF depending on which drop frame mode your sequence uses

    Then press Set

    Press TC Preset Button on Flip-Down control surface

    Using the arrow buttons, type in the starting timecode (00:58:30.00)

    Then press Set



    Insert your tape in the deck, rewind it to the beginning and press Play and Record simultaneously. Be sure to record more black than you'll need (at least 5 minutes more than your project's length).




    AVID - Prep the sequence with Bars, Tone, Slate and Countdown in AVID.
  • Import 45 seconds of color bars into bin.

Windows OS:

  • Select the bin and go to >File > Import >C drive > Program Files >AVID > Avid Media Composer> Supporting Files>Test Patterns>SD_NTSC> Choose SMPTE_Bars

Mac OS:

  • >Application>Avid Media Composer> SupportingFiles>Test_Patterns choose SMPTE_Bars
  • Choose Video Resolution and what drive to save the file.
  • Click on Options










Select the following:

  • Image Size Adjustment – choose Image sized for current format
  • File Pixel to Video Mapping – choose 601 SD or 709 HD (16-235)
  • Field Ordering in File – choose Ordered for current format
  • Alpha Channel – choose Ignore
  • Set the frame import duration to 45 seconds
  • Then click OK on the options menu then click OK on import menu
  • A 45 second clip of bars will import into selected bin


  • 5. Creating Tone Media
  • Click on the "Meter Menu" on the AVID timeline and choose "Create Tone Media" from the dropdown menu


  • Choose 45 seconds 2 tracks leave level as -20. Choose target bin and drive.
  • Click OK and 2 tracks of tone will be created in bin.

  • Load a COPY of the final sequence in the timeline
  • Make sure that the start time of the sequence is 1:00:00:00

    To do this, delete anything that is before first picture such as slug or bars and tone. Then right click in the record side of the composer window. Choose Sequence Report

     

     



    Change the title of the sequence

    Click Apply Changes




    Change the Sequence Starting Time Code here

  • Change the timecode in the window to 1:00:00:00. If you need drop frame change the colons to semicolons 1;00;00;00.
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  • Load the Bars into the source side of the composer window and mark the clip so that there is a 45:00 second duration of bars between the in and out points. Edit this into the timeline using the splice tool.

  • Load the Tone into the source side of the composer window and mark an inpoint the add +44:29 inpoint and mark and out point. Center Duration should be 45:00.









  • Edit this into the timeline using the overwrite tool so that the tone "Audio Edit" matches the bars "Video" edit in the timeline.


  • Create a slate that states the follow information. Mark an in on the title and add +4:29 to the inpoint and mark an out point. The I/O duration should be 5:00 seconds. Splice the slate on the timeline right after the bars.

  • Import the countdown quicktime from the stock server. This requires you to MOUNT THE "class_folders" SERVER use this workflow: copy and paste this link below.

http://rtf.utexas.edu/equipment/sp/groups/public/@commkbase/documents/procedures/prod75_033526.pdf

  • In AVID go to File>Import> Go to >class_folders>Stock>B&W AvidDV Count.mov

  • On this next screen choose Change to the video resolution selected in the Media Creation settings and
  • Apply To all files in the current import

Double click the countdown to load into AVID source window. Locate the 2 on the clip that has the 1 frame of tone on it. This is the 2pop.
Use the audio scrubbing function in AVID so you can hear the two pop. Turn on the caps lock function to turn on audio scrubbing.

Mark an out point exactly on that 2 pop as shown. To mark the inpoint place the cursor at the outpoint and subtract 7:29 (type in
-7.29) seconds from that. This will make it a 8 second in/out duration on the clip.



  • Edit this into the timeline right after the slate using the splice tool
    • Load filler into the source window --go to the left hand corner of the source window and pull down the upside down triangle to display the clip menu and choose "Load Filler"


    Mark an in on the filler and add +1.29 frames and then mark an outpoint. The I/O on the clip should equal 2 second. Splice this in the timeline after the countdown.

  • Mark an in on the filler and add +1.29 frames and then mark an outpoint. The I/O on the clip should equal 2 second. Splice this in the timeline after the countdown.


  • Change the start time of the sequence timeline by right clicking in the record side monitor as explained earlier and change the start time to 59:00:00 as shown.



    Change the title of the sequence

    Click Apply Changes




    Change the Sequence Starting Time Code here

  • Change the timecode in the window to 59:00:00. If you need drop frame change the colons to semicolons 59;00;00.
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  • Check the timeline to make sure the timecode matches the following:
    • Timeline starts at 59:00:00
    • Slate start at 59:45:00
    • Countdown starts at 59:51:00
    • 2pop is at 59:58:00
    • Filler starts at 59:59:00
    • First picture is at 1:00:00:00


*Finally Check the Sample rate of the Audio *
Select the sequences, or audio clips in the bin and go to >Bin>Change Sample Rate>
Select the options as shown here and choose your storage drive as the destination drive for the converted file

The Final Step is the Digital Cut

Connect your hard drive to the computer.

Next Make sure the Firewire cable is plugged into the Computer and to the back of the deck.


Back of the computer shown here.

This is the back of the Sony DV deck shown here.

Make sure the cable is plugged in to both pieces of hardware.

Make sure the deck is powered on.

Place Tape into the deck so that the white hubs are facing the side of the deck with the buttons and press gently forward so the deck carriage will load the tape in the deck.

In AVID go to >Output>Digital Cut

Click on the drop down under the "Play" button and choose to "Auto-configure" the deck

Choose Yes on the next pop up

Click on the drop down under the "Play" button and choose to "Adjust Deck"

Click on "Device" – Choose Sony
Click on The "Device Type" and choose DSR-11-NTSC

Click OK to apply

On the Digital Cut Tool select Entire Sequence


Stop on Dropped Frames

Add 1 min. of Black at Tail


Choose to begin Digital Cut at Mark In Time and make sure that you type in 59:00:00 as the in point.

Click the "Red" Play button to start the Digital Cut.

Click OK to start digital cut.