I am trying to export a timeline in CS5 on the mac to an HDV deck attached by firewire 800 cable. The interface sees the deck and can capture and control it through the device controller. But, when I go to the export menu, 'tape' is grayed out. When I export using standard DV, it's fine. Any ideas as to why? I will couble check that my sequence is set to be an HDV 1080(30i), but I am confused.
Firewire 800 can be troublesome. Better use Firewire 400.
Also, I do not know if these discussions are Windows only... but might be worth reading
Export to Tape http://forums.adobe.com/message/4699448
Hardware MPE must be OFF to be able to export via Firewire