Capturing HDV Clips


If you have an HDV camera, you can use to capture your clips as MPEG-2 transport streams.

Vegas Pro tip Capturing HDV ClipsIf you will be delivering your project in standard definition (SD) via DVD or DV tape, you can use the camera’s built-in DV downconversion (if available) to convert your HDV video to the DV format. Use the camera’s Options menu to set the camera to output DV, and you can capture and edit video in the same way that you normally use DV in projects.

  1. From the File menu, choose Capture Video (or click the Capture Video button Vegas Pro b vidcap Capturing HDV Clipsin the Project Media window) to start the Sony Video Capture application.

  1. Configure your HDV device in Video Capture:

  1. Click the Vegas Pro b properties Capturing HDV Clips button in the Capture window to open the Capture Preferences dialog.

  2. Click the Device tab.

  3. From the Device type drop-down list, choose IEEE 1394/MPEG2-TS Device.

  4. From the Device drop-down list, choose your HDV camera.

  1. Capture your clip:

  1. Use the transport controls below the Video Preview window to cue your tape.

  2. Click the Start Capture button Vegas Pro record Capturing HDV Clips to start capturing.

  3. Press the Play button on your camcorder.

  4. Click the Stop button Vegas Pro b stop Capturing HDV Clips (or press Esc) to end the capture procedure.

    Your clip is saved to the folder specified on the Disk Management tab of the Capture Preferences dialog. This path is displayed in the Capture Folder box in the Video Capture window.

Vegas Pro note Capturing HDV ClipsSelect the Enable HDV scene detection check box on the General tab of the Capture Preferences dialog if you want to create multiple files if scene changes are detected. When the check box is cleared, HDV clips will be captured to a single file.

  1. You’re ready to start editing on the timeline.

Capturing HDV Clips