I am new to A/V and editing and would like to know how do I view content from my ADVC300. I have connected everything up right hopefully,but for some reason when I press play on the video,I can not view anything in the preview window. Maybe I need to change the preferences on the Vegas 6.Can anyone help?
When you connect via firewire and power up the Canopus device, Windows should recognize it. Then, in Vegas you need to go to File, Capture Video to start up that little application. Once that is started, click on the Capture Video button, then press Play on your source player (the VCR or whatever is attached to the Canopus box). Clicking on the Play button in the Capture app more than likely will not start the actual tape rolling.
You should then see the video running in the Capture screen. Does that make sense? If not, give us some more details.
PS: Make sure that your Canopus box is set for "Analog In".
Sorry for getting back so late. I have the vcr going through the ADVC300 and then through the computer via the firewire.Vegas pick up the device,but does not activate the preview window,so when I do it by using the capture video icon, a blue screen comes up and then that is it. I press play on the video and I do not see it on the small preview screen.
Thanks for your help ,but for some reason that did not do the trick. I do have the ADVC300 set to analog in and I tried everything else,but so far I do not see anything on the capture screen yet. What do I do next?