What is the best way to record a project from the timeline to an external recorder via firewire? Also, who makes a recorder that works with a mac and recordes in realtime? This is possible right?
DV or HDV can be sent to tape.
Any camera/deck with firewire input can do the job.
While theoretically possible, sometimes the camera people disable recording back to tape from the computer due to DRM (digital rights managment) issues. They will allow tape to tape transfers however.
Test your process first is all I can advise.
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