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Old November 25th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #1
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xdcam and Apple FCP

Can anyone confirm that FCP 5/6 works properly with xdcam-ex?
Downloaded Sony's Xdcam transfer 2.1 and as of yet have been unable to
get footage into FCP and the transfer program itself.
Can view the footage in the clip browser though, and also VLC.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 08:03 AM   #2
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It works fine with FCP6, no problems at all.

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Old November 25th, 2007, 08:55 AM   #3
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My situation is same as Jan's. Something about the MP4s people have uploaded from the EX1 are NOT working with any of us FCP 6.0.2 users. Works in Clip Browser but will not import into FCP 6.0.2 with xfer 2.1
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Old November 25th, 2007, 09:07 PM   #4
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Paul, please explain what you are doing to actually get it to work on your FCP system so it can help other people in the community? We all are probably using the same downloaded files for this test since there has not been much footage from this camera posted as of date. I also assume we all are using the latest FCP version.

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Old November 25th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #5
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I was also unable to use any of the stuff posted before on this website. But I got the camera and now it works like champ.

I am using XDcam Transfer 2.1 and FCP 6.0.2

I will post a disk image of an actual card so you can mount it and play with the transfer software.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 11:23 PM   #6
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Just know that XDCAM Transfer 2.1 is NOT compatible with Leopard. Don't know if this is why some are having success while others are not.

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Old November 25th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #7
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I've tried importing the uploaded files on my Tiger 10.4.11, FCP6.0.2 with xfer 2.1 and still can't get it to work.

The reason why this is important is that some of us may actually have to hand off files to an editor and we really need to know what to do to properly package the files. Apparently the MP4s with ClipBrowser is not sufficient.

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Just know that XDCAM Transfer 2.1 is NOT compatible with Leopard. Don't know if this is why some are having success while others are not.

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Old November 25th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #8
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Alright

www.thevideodepartment.net/EX1/BPAV.zip

Download file
Unzip file to desktop
Launch Xdcam Transfer 2.1
Click Add button lower left hand corner
Browse to the desktop (it will not allow you to select the BAV folder. That is fine)
Add desktop
The Transfer program should scan for and add the clip.

Mess with the settings. Sometimes I have to add an in point to the front of a clip before it will import.

It is a 15 sec clip of me with a backfocus chart and a colorchip chart.

This is a good example of the Auto focus. I had it on autofocus with peaking on and I waited to flip the chart until I saw the peaking go on and stay solid.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:31 AM   #9
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It WORKED! Thanks Chris!

After unzipping I opened FCP 6.0.2 on my Dual 2.3G5. Opened Import/XDCAM and used ADD to point to the desktop. It showed that Desktop had 1 clip. I was able to import that 1 clip without issue.

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Alright

www.thevideodepartment.net/EX1/BPAV.zip

Download file
Unzip file to desktop
Launch Xdcam Transfer 2.1
Click Add button lower left hand corner
Browse to the desktop (it will not allow you to select the BAV folder. That is fine)
Add desktop
The Transfer program should scan for and add the clip.

Mess with the settings. Sometimes I have to add an in point to the front of a clip before it will import.

It is a 15 sec clip of me with a backfocus chart and a colorchip chart.

This is a good example of the Auto focus. I had it on autofocus with peaking on and I waited to flip the chart until I saw the peaking go on and stay solid.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:39 AM   #10
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I went back to the clips that I had downloaded and I still couldn't figure them out.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:41 AM   #11
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Thanks for the download. I tried a couple of things with it.

it worked in my EX Clip Browser but the XDCAM transfer still can't read the BPAV folder.

Maybe b/c I still have FCP 5.1.4. Guess I need to upgrade!

I'm getting an EX hopefully this week. More to come then.

Running Macbook Pro 2.2 with Tiger
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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #12
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Yes, sorry I've heard EX1 is for 6.0.2 and up only.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #13
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Alright

www.thevideodepartment.net/EX1/BPAV.zip

Download file
Unzip file to desktop
Launch Xdcam Transfer 2.1
Click Add button lower left hand corner
Browse to the desktop (it will not allow you to select the BAV folder. That is fine)
Add desktop
The Transfer program should scan for and add the clip.

Mess with the settings. Sometimes I have to add an in point to the front of a clip before it will import.

It is a 15 sec clip of me with a backfocus chart and a colorchip chart.

This is a good example of the Auto focus. I had it on autofocus with peaking on and I waited to flip the chart until I saw the peaking go on and stay solid.

Thanks Chris, worked perfectly!
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Old November 26th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #14
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I made a similar zip file as Chris. It has all formats but one since one 24p format didn't want to work in frame rec mode.

Its for testing the browser software and has the complete card structure also.

ex.bolanski.com
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Old November 26th, 2007, 03:51 AM   #15
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Just know that XDCAM Transfer 2.1 is NOT compatible with Leopard.
I've tried it on Leopard and it works fine. The only thing that doesn't seem to work is that XDCAM devices don't appear on the desktop.

The issue here is that for some reason with EX footage you can't import MP4's from the EX unless they come straight from the card. Although the guys above seem to have found a workaround.
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