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Old July 12th, 2018, 05:00 PM   #1
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XDCAM Broken on FCPX 10.4 and High Sierra

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Like so many things that need to be updated for High Sierra, the XDCAM plugin for FCP X probably needs it. Last update was 2014.

In High Sierra and FCP X 10.4, the application crashes the instant I open a folder containing XDCAM footage copied from an SxS card (using Catalyst Browser).

I'm having to use CB to export the footage to an MXF file and then importing into FCP.

Is it working for anyone?
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Old July 12th, 2018, 06:09 PM   #2
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Re: XDCAM Broken on FCPX 10.4 and High Sierra

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... the XDCAM plugin for FCP X ...
Hi Les.

Are you referring to "XDCAM Transfer"? If so, I agree with you. High Sierra has pretty much "broken" it. These days, I tend to capture directly through FCP X itself (EX1R footage).

For what it's worth, I like to keep my FCP X libraries to as small a file size as possible. And I don't want to bloat them out by stuffing them full of XDCAM footage.

So, for my workflow, I set up a temporary Library which I usually call "Capture", then import the footage into FCP X. FCP X will then put QuickTime wrappers on the footage as it imports. I close that Capture Library in FCP X, then locate it in the Finder. I right-click on it and select "Show Package Contents". I then find these newly-created movie files and drag them out to a different location outside of that Library. Then I trash that (now empty) Capture Library. It takes about 10 seconds and I found it to be a much quicker workflow than using the old XDCAM Transfer. But, to each their own.

Apologies if I've misunderstood what you were saying or asking for. In that case, I'm sure someone else will chime in.
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Old July 12th, 2018, 08:44 PM   #3
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Re: XDCAM Broken on FCPX 10.4 and High Sierra

I don't mean XDCAM transfer. That was from long ago. FCP 7 days.

I copy files off the cards to the HD. Then in FCP, do Import. That is the step that wraps them into a .mov. The file is put in the library for managed libraries or in another folder you specify. The latter is the architected way to keep the libraries small and keep the video files outside the library. Until now, the wrapping into a .mov file was done internally by FCP using a plug-in provided by Sony. That no longer works in High Sierra/FCPX 10.4. During the Import, the moment you click on a folder containing the BPAV folder, FCP quits.

I went from El Capitan/FCP 10.3 to High Sierra /FCP 10.4 in one fell swoop so I don't know which is the culprit.
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