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Old April 11th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #1
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help with editing XF video

I have a client who's across the country, and I want to deliver the XF video to them. I will burn it to a DVD or a flashcard and mail it to them.

The problem is, they use FCP 6 or 7. Don' they need the XF Utility disc that came with my camera? I don't want to send it off, as I may never get it back.
How can an editor edit my footage when he's 1,000 miles away?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #2
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You could burn a disc copy or send them a disc image, no?

I know you can't download the full XF Utility installer (only updates) from the Canon site (very, very short-sighted) but can't you download the FCP plug-in by itself?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:01 AM   #3
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You could burn a disc copy or send them a disc image, no?

I know you can't download the full XF Utility installer (only updates) from the Canon site (very, very short-sighted) but can't you download the FCP plug-in by itself?
Where would you get this FCP plug-in?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:35 AM   #4
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I have a client who's across the country, and I want to deliver the XF video to them. I will burn it to a DVD or a flashcard and mail it to them.

The problem is, they use FCP 6 or 7. Don' they need the XF Utility disc that came with my camera? I don't want to send it off, as I may never get it back.
How can an editor edit my footage when he's 1,000 miles away?
Why not just convert the footage to Apple ProRes format (relatively lossless and fully-compatible with older FCPs) and send them that?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #5
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Re: help with editing XF video

I don't have my own editing system, so I don't know how I can convert anything.

I talked to Canon tech support, and they said I have to burn a copy of the XF Utility and send it to the editor. I also voiced my displeasure with Canon's decision to not have this utility available as a download from their website. I told them this decision only hurts the people who've purchased their cameras, as it makes situations like this unavoidable.
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