Select the "FireWire (IEEE1394) Device" from the input device list to capture from your DV device. This may be any device equipped with an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connector and supporting the DV video format, such as DV camera, DV VTR, or an analog-to-digital IEEE 1394 converter box.


Press the "Setup" button next to the hardware device; the following dialog box appears:


Here you can enter the "Preroll time" in seconds.

Select the "Live ingest" checkbox to set up a live ingest session and select an aspect ratio.

Choose the number of audio channels to be used for the ingest session from the "Audio Channels" pull-down list. Select "Auto" to include all the audio channels available or "None" to ignore audio channels during the ingest.

DV Live Ingest

The live ingest feature allows you to capture from live feeds or directly from a video camera.

The source timecodes are not used in this mode. The PC clock is used instead to generate continuous timecode.

The "Live ingest" option must be enabled in order to perform ingest via the Batch Ingest plan.

Hardware Requirements

Make sure your device is connected properly to the computer and is recognized by the Windows IEEE 1394 drivers.

Your connection to the Cinegy Archive video server must provide not only playback without dropping any frames, but also the sustained writing back to the server of the 25 or 100 megabyte per second output stream depending on the video format of the connected device.

The DV ingest station must be powerful enough to decompress the DV stream in real time (the frames are used for shot change detection and on-screen display). Normally, any modern computer or laptop is capable of fulfilling these tasks.

To compress to MPEG from DV, you would need a fast Dual Xeon machine.

If your device has an integrated deck control (DV or DVS), both devices are the same for the functionality provided by the same driver and device. Alternatively, you could select the RS-422 device as slave instead.