Support for media in external device, like DV player
One of the things I really miss in Inqscribe is the possibility of transcribing straight from a DV tape. As a documentarist shooting in native langugages, I first have to go do a pre-translation in a text editor, and then bring a captured clip from Final Cut into Inqscribe and this will be translated again. Inqscribe would grow immensely as a program if it had the possibility of controling an external DV device via firewire (like a player, or camera in VTR mode) and using that as media.
Arash I do agree with you, HOWEVER, this feature would be very helpful to those of us that have been working in the industry for years and continue to keep beta masters, to be able to send inscribe through a tape, and then when tape-logs and such cannot be found or are misunderstood, a searchable text database of the tapes would be very helpful...
Arash Ayrom commented
This is a terrible idea. As a former editor and currently a post producer, you do NOT want to shuttle your camera tapes in a deck! Digitizing your media should be your first step to ensure you have a backup of your media should something happen to your tapes. At that point, you have Quicktimes available to you to import into Inqscribe. This feature would promote BAD HABITS. Sorry to be so harsh.