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Old May 19th, 2012, 07:46 AM   #1
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Capturing video clips from Canon XF300

Hi, I borrowed a Canon XF300. I downloaded the program with no problem. I copied the video clips to the program. How do I now move them into Vegas 10? Thanks. Bob
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Old May 19th, 2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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What Program? Vegas? A Canon utility?
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Old May 19th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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Mike, I am running Canon vs. 1.2 and Vegas 10. I figured out how to move a single clip at a time into Vegas ( I ha to use adobe reader). What I can't figure out is how to batch move them.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 07:43 AM   #4
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Bob, if the clips are showing up in the Project Media tab, can you not just drag them all onto your timeline?
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Old May 20th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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What I can't figure out is how to batch move them.
You select them all in Windows explorer (shift-select if they are continuous in the explorer, or control-select otherwise) and you drag them all to Vegas Project Media tab. Then you would typically click somewhere within the Project Media tab to deselect them all.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #6
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I have not found a sensible way to do this unless I've used the Canon Utility to export to MXF to a Folder you wont see a collection of single MXF files to grab and drag.

If others have a better way, I'm all ears.

Just a further thought, have you checked to see if the Canon Camera has the Firmware to USE Version 1.2?

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Old May 21st, 2012, 12:32 AM   #7
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have you tried device explorer?
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Old May 21st, 2012, 10:22 AM   #8
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Device Explorer doesn't work.

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Old May 21st, 2012, 02:18 PM   #9
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Re: Capturing video clips from Canon XF300

Go to your windows explorer and select the CF card folder. Then do a search for .mxf files.
Give it a second or two and select all files. Then copy to wherever and from there drag onto timeline.

That canon XF utility is a joke.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 04:54 AM   #10
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That canon XF utility is a joke.
I disagree... Jokes are funny, this ain't.

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:52 PM   #11
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Re: Capturing video clips from Canon XF300

What I do is put the card into my media slot on my computer, then I copy the whole Contents folder to a project directory on my hard drive. I can then use the Canon XF utility to make it virtual media.

The Canon XF utility is useful to me to browse the meta-data on the clips, especially when dealing with multiple cameras. There's a wealth of information in there about the color temperature, aperture, focal length, etc.

When I want to use clips in Vegas, I just do like Bjorn said - use Windows Explorer to search the Contents structure for "MXF". Then I just drag-and-drop them right into Vegas, in the correct order. Couldn't be easier.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 01:18 AM   #12
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Couldn't be easier.
Yes, at that level I agree. However, try and get clips over that 2gb limit? Also, clips that span 2 CF cards. As to getting data about the files/shots - have you found a way to have that displayed in Vegas . .. or even Win7?

As to the 3 or 4 step tango > Card > Copy Structure > Create Virtual Media > Export to MXF > Drag and drop into Vegas. When all others need to do is access Device Manager and their media is there for the taking.

No, it's about time Canon & SONY got busy sorting this out.

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Old May 26th, 2012, 06:55 AM   #13
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Re: Capturing video clips from Canon XF300

Hey everyone, thanks for all the information. I ended up useing the Canon Utility to convert the clips to an .mxf files and move those into Vegas. Since I had to return the Canon XF305 back to the sales rep I no longer have the CF card. Next time I get one I will try going straight into a file via windows. I must say that this Canon XF305 rocks. Thanks again. Bob
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Old May 26th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #14
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Yes, at that level I agree. However, try and get clips over that 2gb limit? Also, clips that span 2 CF cards. As to getting data about the files/shots - have you found a way to have that displayed in Vegas . .. or even Win7?

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Yep, do it all the time. I copy all the Contents folders from all my cards from multiple cameras under one folder, then I just do a search in Explorer for MXF, and drag and drop them right into Vegas. I haven't had any issues with the 2GB limit or spanning cards. The files work properly at the boundaries.

As I said, I just use the Canon XF utility for the meta data, which I don't need very often, but it's nice to have.
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