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Old June 10th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Getting XDCAM EX3 Footage into Final Cut???

First time importer..... i'm in hell......lol

i copied the sxs card (bav) through clip browser into a new folder on my drive.

now, how do i get FCP 6 to recognize those files so i can get editing on my timeline???

i tried importing the mp4 files into fcp but they wont import......

any suggestions???? do the files need to be wrapped before fcp will recognize them???

any help would be very much appreciated


thanks in advance.....


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Old June 10th, 2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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If you haven't already done so, or if it did not come with your camera, download the Sony XD Transfer software from the sony web site. It should convert the clips to .mov's.

Alternatively, there is software available that allegedly eliminates the need for this step and loads a plugin into FCP (there are several posts on this forum that provide a link to the software developer's site ... I am about to go there and place an order myself).
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Old June 10th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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Ron thx for the info... by the way i'm on a mac tower.....

i have loaded the clip broweser software 2.5

there is also a "Log and Transfer Utility for MAC Version 1.00"
SONY XDCAM EX

is that what you mean XD Transfer software????

if not i don't see what you mean????


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Old June 11th, 2009, 03:48 AM   #4
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The Sony Log and Transfer Utility is a plugin that allows you to use the FCP log and transfer function to import EX MP4's into FCP.

The better tool IMHO is the Sony XDCAM Transfer Tool. This installs as a stand-alone application that is launched from FCP by going "File" "Import" "Sony XDCAM". The tool will open any cards it finds and give thumbnails of all the clips. You can also use it to search any metadata on the cards, plus it creates a database of your footage.

You select the clips you want and then click import. It will re-wrap the MP4's as .movs and place them in your projects bin.

The other alternative is to get the Calibrated-Q EX plugin. This allows you to work directly with the native MP4 files, you don't even need to copy the files of the SxS cards if you don't want to.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 04:48 AM   #5
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First time importer...any help would be very much appreciated
Having tried to write this up, it's probably easier to demonstrate it...

Batch naming clips in XDCAM Transfer on Vimeo

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The better tool IMHO is the Sony XDCAM Transfer Tool.
I'll Second that. Calibrated-Q looks interesting! (OT: Did you ever publish your slides from the XDCAM day earlier this year?)
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Old June 11th, 2009, 11:04 AM   #6
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Ok thx Guys, the XDCAM Transfer Tool did the trick.

Thanks for the help......appreciate it very much
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Old June 11th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #7
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The slides are here:

PowerPoint Presentation - Sony XDCAM EX
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