3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2012 11:57 AM by ncaardvark
ncaardvark Level 1 (90 points)

Is there a difference? I'm trying to record to a Pioneer PRV-LX1 DVD recorder from a MacBook Pro, from a Final Cut Pro timeline. The DVD deck has the little DV connection - which is standard for camcorders and devices like that. My macbook pro has only one firewire connection, FW 800.  When i open the FCP timeline, it does not recognize any DV device. I have set the AV device control prefs tab to "firewire basic" and checked the box for "autorecord, PTV = 0 secs", as the pioneer manual suggests. However, the only options i get are "none" and "digital cinema desktop preview". But here's the kicker: when i plug the recorder into my older Mac pro tower, with the same FCP version 6.0.6, which uses a FW400 (6-pin) cable, IT TALKS TO THE RECORDER PERFECTLY!  so what's the difference?

MBP 2.66Ghz i7 w/8GB; G5 dual 2.0, Mac OS X (10.6.4)