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Old December 8th, 2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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EX1 and Final Cut Pro Firewire direct to external drive?

Hey Folks,

Okay, I am hoping some kind and wonderful EX1 Guru who is willing to give me help.

We just purchased a new EX1. Wow, this is a really nice camera and the images it produces are amazing. Needless to say, there are a heck of a lot of buttons and menu choices.
I am working with FCP 6.04. Today we had a green screen shoot and I was hoping to hook up the EX1 via firewire and be able to directly save off video "takes" to my laptop's external hard drive.

I was unable to get Final Cut's log and capture to 'see' the camera. I tried going through different menu choices with such settings as "non controllable device" and "XDCAM EX 1080P30 VBR". I was shooting in with the camera's video format as 1080P@30fps.
When I got an image in log and capture, it was the laptop's camera . . . ugh.

Is it possible to capture straight to the computer via firewire and if so, what did I miss? Should I have used "log and transfer"?

Thanks,

Jacques
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Old December 8th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #2
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Well, I got plain old vanilla HDV 60i to work, but yuck. I guess Final Cut's code warriors have some work to do to make 1080P30 HQ work in log and capture mode.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 03:53 PM   #3
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No No No. Read your manual. HQ does not stream over firewire. SQ streams over firewire.

If you want to stream HQ live, go SDI into a capture card.

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