Using a Non-Controllable Device

If you have a camcorder or deck without device control, you can still capture and edit clips in Final Cut Pro. You need to start and stop your camcorder or deck manually when you use the Log and Capture and Print to Video commands.

Once you capture a clip manually, you have virtually no chance of recapturing exactly the same media with the same In and Out points. If you think you may need to reedit a project that includes manually captured media files, back up the media files along with your project file.