Troubleshooting Your Device Control Setup

Before you start the logging and capture process, make sure that your device control hardware is properly set up.

To verify device control is properly set up
  1. Do one of the following.

    • If you’re using DV device control: Make sure your FireWire cables are properly connected.
    • If you’re using serial device control: If Final Cut Pro is unable to communicate with your camcorder or deck, make sure you have the correct cable for the type of device control you’re using—RS-232 or RS-422. Also make sure that your serial port adapter (USB-to-serial adapter or internal modem port-to-serial port adapter) is properly connected and you installed the proper software drivers. For more information on setting up device control hardware, see Connecting Professional Video and Audio Equipment.
  2. Choose a device control preset in the Audio/Video Settings window that matches your setup.

For more information, see Using Serial Device Control and Choosing Individual Presets.

Important: If you’re capturing your video and audio using FireWire, you should also capture timecode via FireWire (in other words, via DV device control). FireWire is the most convenient and accurate way for capturing timecode from a DV device.