One of our editors may be switching to Premiere CS4 from Avid in the near future. The Avid Mojo lets him connect a Beta SP deck and a DVCAM deck along with all the audio related stuff. It is then connected via firewire. I believe that deck control is available through a RS232 connection on the back of the computer that runs to a switcher. I guess Avid can communicate through this cable to the decks. My question is how would I set up his system only for Premiere? I want him to have access to and to be able to capture from the Beta and DVCAM players( possibly having a switch of some kind to control the signal going to the pc) and to also have deck control. What kind of hardware do I need? These decks don't have firewire, but they do ahve s-video and component on BNC connectors. Is there a switcher that can accept these sources and then send a firewire out to the pc? Will I have deck control from Premiere? Can I use a blackmagic card with the BNC inputs and will this change the type of file Premiere captures? I know I am asking alot of questions, but maybe someone has a similar setup using DVCAM and Beta Sp decks, and how they capture, control, and master back to tape.
Thanks for any help.
This is taking me back so I may be wrong on this one, but I believe that Premiere Pro has built in support for RS-422 and you only need to buy the 9-pin crossover cable to get it working.
As for firewire - we've supported it for probably 10 years.
Thanks for the help. Is this simialr to the RS232 cable. This only controls the deck right? Do you think I will need a capture card of some kind?