I am in the process of switching from an Avid MC 5.03 Nitrix DX system to an Adobe based edit suite. Unfortunately we have come to the decision to switch after purchasing the new Avid system just over a year ago, and prior to my employment I might add (I would have a different recommendation for purchasing a new edit system...ugh!).
With that in mind we are trying to salvage what components we can and avoid purchasing a new breakout box or A/D converter if we can to capture from a Sony PVW-2800 Beta deck which is currently routed through the Nitris DX I/O. As a test we installed the production suite on a W7 tower and hooked up everything in terms of I/O etc. just as it was with the Avid system. I am hoping the Nitrix DX box can serve as our A/D even though we don't need it for Avid encoding/decoding. The tower did recognize that a device was connected, but seem to be missing the drivers. We were able to find and download the Nitris DX drivers. After installing these, this time the device and drivers were recognized so I opened Premiere to check deck status, but no luck. I tried adjusting the capture settings to the specific Sony PVW2800 model, but that model is not listed in the drop down. Unforunately we don't have any sort of internet connection in the location where the tower and Nitris DX live (at least for not another month due to construciton...) to allow Adobe to look for the 'Device Info'. On that note, would it really require the Device Info for the Nitris DX box instead of the deck itself? Is there a way to input new device info or look it up online outside of Premiere?
Any other thoughts? Am I missing a step in terms of setting up a new capture device? Let me know if anything needs to be clarified for a proper response.
I have done a bit of research on alternate A/D converters if this doesn't work, but I'm not giving up yet. At this point I'm bound and determined to force this Avid branded product to function as it should with any system!
The Nitris will not work in Adobe. Avid would have to actually include Adobe in the software install as far as presets to use it there. You have to capture the material with Avid and then import those files into Adobe.
Thanks for your reply. Sadly that's what I figured hte conclusion would be...I was striving for optimism! Would it be unreasonable to have Avid MC 5.5 installed on teh same tower as the Adobe Production Suite to be used simply for DV capture? Or could having the 2 NLE on the same startup disk cause conflict?
Many times I have seen this device recommended for A/D conversion as it outputs to Premiere via FireWire.They also have a big brother to this device the ADVC300 and some even more sophisticated models.