Originally posted by quadwould:
if you re in LE... tough s***... you will have to go to a thrid party to digitise the tape(s), and then you will still need the DV Option for LE.
Not necessarily so: the DV Toolkit does add the timecode ruler to the timelines in Pro Tools LE as well as a few others post-friendly features, but it's not an option without whom you cannot do A/V work: I synched edited and mixed a whole 2 Hrs indie movie on my LE rig and though having timecode burned in the QT movie helps I did it with minimal sweat; just make sure that the EDL you get from the picture editor is correct if you're not using OMF.
I ask for .AVI Sorensen encoded clips and import those in my rig, then I have the dual monitor setup + a full res video output that spits out the QT preview to my big TV screen (that I'll soon swap for a video projector + screen), courtesy of my Matrox P750 video card. Sample accurate, no lockup times, not too DSP hungry (and a bit of optimization of PT makes it work glitch free).
I think that is the best solution.
Sorry for the slightly OT.