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Using Playback Controls in the Capture Panel

Once device control is set up, you can control a camera or deck from the Capture panel. Although most of the Capture panel's controls should be familiar to you, they're still worth reviewing ( Figure 3.17 ).


Figure 3.17 The Capture panel includes buttons for controlling the connected DV camcorder or deck.

There are also a few buttons you won't find on other tape players: most notably, buttons to cue the tape to a scene, or cut—that is, the point at which the camera stopped and restarted recording. As you'll see later in this chapter, the Scene Detect feature not only makes it possible to quickly find different shots on the tape but also lets you capture an entire tape automatically—each shot becomes a separate clip.

You can also enter timecode numbers to set the current frame, In point, Out point, or duration.

To cue a tape to a scene break:

  • In the Capture panel, do either of the following:

    1. To cue to the previous cut point on the tape, click the Previous Scene button.
    2. To cue to the next cut point on the tape, click the Next Scene button ( Figure 3.18 ).

      Figure 3.18 Cue to cut points on the tape by clicking the Previous Scene or Next Scene button (shown here).

    The tape cues to the cut point you specified.

To cue a tape to a specified timecode:

  • In the Capture panel, click the current time display, enter a valid timecode number, and press Enter ( Figure 3.19 ).


    Figure 3.19 You can also cue to a particular timecode number by clicking the current time display, entering the number, and pressing Enter.

    The tape cues to the frame you specified.

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