Capture

Capture

To extract footage from a tape format and transform it into digitized clips that can be manipulated in an editing program such as Final Cut Pro. Capturing is one of the first steps in the editing process. Footage is captured using different kinds of decks depending on the specific tape format. For example, footage shot onto a mini-DV tape will be captured on a different type of deck than footage shot onto a Betacam tape. For HD, since cards storing digital information is used instead of tapes, clips are imported rather than captured.