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Importing saved video in Normal mode
Use this procedure to import saved video from an attached DV camera manually (that is, using the playback buttons to advance to the beginning of the video to be imported). The camera must be connected to the computer by a FireWire (1394) cable.
To import saved video from a DV camera in Normal mode:
1 Ensure that your camera is in the correct mode to play back saved video. For more information, check the documentation for your camera.
Tip: The mode name varies depending on the brand of the DV camera.
2 Connect the camera to your computer using a FireWire cable.
3 If you have not already chosen an application to use with the camera, you are prompted to do so. Select Media Import and click OK.
If Media Import is open on your computer, continue with the next step.
If Media Import is not open, it opens and the Video Import Home page appears. Skip to step 6.
4 On the Media Import Home page, click Video.
5 On the Video Import Home page, in the Device drop-down list, select the DV camera.
6 In the drop-down list box, select Normal.
7 Under Capture Settings, select the format in which to save the video recording. Choose from the following options:
n AVI DV Format: Imports full-size DV video with optimal quality. This file format creates large video files.
n MPEG-2 Format: Imports full-size video using MPEG-2 compression. The MPEG-2 compression format maintains a high video/audio quality while allowing smaller file sizes.
8 If you want to specify the amount of video to be captured, in hours and minutes, select Set Capture Length, and enter the time, in hours and minutes. For example, to capture 30 minutes of video, enter 00:30.In the Save To box, select the folder in which you want to save the media files.
9 In the Rename Files text box, enter a name for the new video file.
Media Import uses the text you enter to name the new video file. If a file with this name already exists in the selected location, Media Import appends a five-digit number to the name (for example, “Imported Videos 00001”).
10 To import all of the video on the tape, click Capture Entire Tape.
Media Import copies the video to your hard disk. While it copies the video, Media Import shows the amount of video copied, in hours, minutes and seconds, and indicates how much disk space is available on your hard disk, in GB. When the import is complete, a thumbnail of the new video file appears in your Import Bin.
11 To import a section of video, follow these steps:
a Use the playback controls in the Media Import window or on the camera to go to the beginning of the section of the recorded video that you want to import.
b Click Play in the Media Import window or on the DV camera.
The DV camera begins playing the recorded video.
c To start importing video, click Capture Now.
d When you reach the end of the section of video you want to import, click Stop.
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