Its logical that you have to set tthe external device so no surprises there...but...
What may be a surprise is that with the new way that CS 4 deals with Playback settings in each timeline /sequence. You might find you need to set this everytime because it is not saved with the Project.
It used to be set Globally
Click, click, click................
Dear Charles, thank you so much for the solution! Even the Support desk could not give me this clear answer so far, also in the user guide it is not mentioned under EXPORT TO TAPE.
Having been wrestling with this issue for some days, you have really saved my weekend!
I cannot export HD to tape.
I followed your instructions
Clicked the upper right drop-down menu
Clicked on Playback settings.
Under "External Device" the only options are
"DV: 29.97 720 X 480i
Monitor:2 30 1920 X 1080p
Does Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 not have a provision for exporting to 1080i?
Now the "Tape" option under "Export" is grayed out.
I can't seem to activate it.
Can you help me?
Rob ... email
Playback settings have no relevance to export to tape in HDV.
After you have booted up your pc connect camera to pc.
Switch camera on.
Now start Premiere and open hdv timeline.
You should be able to capture tape now.
Make sure camera is in same mode as timeline: 1080i.
I can capture from the camera (Sony FX7)
but I can not export back to it.
Re-check your settings in the camera.
If you change settings disconnect the camera.
Don't pull the firewire out (or v.v.) when the camera is switched on!!!!!!
Rob -- are you on a Mac?
There is no HDV export to tape for Mac in CS5.
I am on Windows 7.
I can't believe there is no HDV extprt to tape for MAC in CS5!!!
How do you store a finished produce on a MAC?