Output Requirements

Included here is a list of requirements for different types of output.

Requirements for Full-Resolution DV Output

Full-resolution DV output requires the following:

  • Media files captured with a DV capture preset

  • Sequence settings that match your DV capture settings

  • A DV camcorder or deck with a FireWire port for transferring video, audio, and device control data

Requirements for Full-Resolution Digital Betacam Output

Full-resolution Digital Betacam output requires the following:

  • Media files captured with a high-resolution, uncompressed codec

  • Sequence settings that match your clips’ capture settings (unless you want to render your entire sequence before you output)

  • A third-party video interface capable of SDI output and digital audio output

  • A serial port adapter for connecting 9-pin device control to the output VTR

  • A Digital Betacam deck

Requirements for Full-Resolution Betacam SP Output

Full-resolution Betacam SP output requires the following:

  • Media files captured with a high-resolution, uncompressed codec

  • Sequence settings that match your clips’ capture settings

  • A third-party video interface with component analog outputs (YUV) and professional analog audio output

  • A serial port adapter for connecting 9-pin device control to the output VTR

  • A Betacam SP deck (Output to analog tape is becoming less common, but still necessary in many situations. When you output to professional analog formats such as Betacam SP, the equipment requirements are similar to what’s needed for professional digital output.)

Requirements for VHS Output

You can output your video and audio to VHS in these ways:

  • Output to a tape format compatible with your sequence, then make a copy to a VHS tape.

  • Connect your VHS deck to an analog composite output of your video interface or a device that can automatically convert to analog composite video.