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Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Pro for News and Sports Quick-Reference Guide, Second Edition by Joe Torelli

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Chapter 3. Log and Transfer from Tapeless Media

While videotape is still prevalent in most news and sports operations, tapeless capture is gaining momentum for its speed and flexibility. Even if you use tape exclusively today, a basic understanding of tapeless media will ease the inevitable transition and prepare you for the day you encounter material in a tapeless format from a sister station or organization.

Overview of Tapeless Acquisition Devices

Several devices can capture directly onto tapeless media. These include integrated cameras with disk- or RAM-based recording, like the Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2, and the Ikegami Editcam. All three of these product lines include cameras and decks that support standard definition (SD) video, high definition ...

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