Enosoft DV Processor Help

Smart Device Control

IMPORTANT! Changes to the settings only become effective when the OK button is selected. If the Cancel button is pressed, the changes are discarded.


By default, Smart Device Control is disabled. To enable it, use the check box in the Smart Device Control group of the software's main window:



Use the button to open the Device Control Configuration window:



When Smart Device Control is enabled, both input and output DV devices can control each other according to the settings of the Device Control Configuration window. The default settings are shown above.

If Smart Device Control is turned on and the input device is set to PLAY mode (using the on-screen controls, not the device's own controls), the Processor will automatically start and the output device will attempt to start recording. Since the Record Protection option specifies 'Ask before recording', a confirmation dialog box will appear asking whether recording should start or not.

Once recording, if the input device is paused, the output device will also pause. Similarly, if the output device is paused, the input device will also pause.

Pre- and Post-Roll Settings

The Pre- and Post-Roll settings allow for compensation of the time delay often associated with the starting and stopping of mechanical tape transports. For example, if a device takes 2 seconds to change from a stopped state to a recording state, you can specify an output pre-roll time of 2000 milliseconds. When used in conjunction with the other Smart Device Control settings, pressing the input device's play button (via the software) will cause the output device's mechanism to go into the recording mode and then wait 2 seconds before running the input data through the processor. Assigning a post-roll time for the output is useful since there is a time delay of approximately 0.5 seconds for data arriving from an input device to being received by an output device.

Processor Timer

The length of time the processor should run can be set using the Enable Processor Timer option. Simply enter the desired number of seconds and check the box:

You must also enable the Link Processor To Output option for the timer to be effective. If Smart Device Control is not enabled, the timer function will not work.

A typical use of the timer is to limit the capture time so that the capture process can be started and then left unattended to finish after a specified duration.


Last Updated on Sunday, 8th March, 2009. Application Version 1.5.4.

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