Technology is like a man (or a woman, depending on who's talking)...you can't live with it and you can't live without it.
My problems continue with getting my movie - well, the dailies - onto a format that is required for screening in my class. It has to be miniDV. It's currently in Final Cut Pro. I went to school today and spent way too much time (think full time hours here, people) and was completely unsuccessful. Completely. My computer doesn't have a Firewire 400 port. Apple thought it was dying format. Forget the fact that all video devices use it. Apple just decided not to.
My only choice was use stick my external hard drive between the devices. But even though the Final Cut on my computer could make the miniDV deck start and stop and record, nothing showed up on the tape. Tomorrow I shall trudge out to Best Buy or the Apple store and buy a 400/800 cable and hope and pray that the tape deck will be happy to oblige me. If not, I am sunk.
Fun. Fun. Fun.
If anyone has had success in getting 7 1/2 minutes of HD 1080i footage from the newest MacBook Pro computer to a tape using a Sony MiniDV deck please let me know how you did it. Maybe someone out there can save me some time and my sanity. Much appreciated.