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Steve Wargo
A Reminder
on Jun 11, 2008 at 5:38:55 am

just a reminder about this resource from Sony:

http://www.sony.ca/xdcamex/tips.htm


Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .


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Michael Palmer
Re: A Reminder
on Jun 11, 2008 at 2:15:01 pm

Steve
What a shame that the software link doesn't have the latest (2.7.0) XD Cam Transfer available.

Good Luck
Michael Palmer


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Steve Wargo
Re: A Reminder
on Jun 12, 2008 at 3:50:18 am

Yeah. A Google of "Clip transfer 2.7" gets ya there.




Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .


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Robert Dexter
Re: A Reminder
on Jun 12, 2008 at 11:20:23 am

Did you notice they've got the new FCP "Log and Transfer" plug-in for XDCAM EX?

http://www.sony.ca/xdcamex/software.htm

Copy and paste -


Log and Transfer Utility for Mac Version 1.00


The Log and Transfer plug in software utility for XDCAM EX allows any resolution of current XDCAM EX file to be easily imported within FCP using the standard Log and Transfer interface within FCP.


Works with Apple Tiger /Leopard Operating System (Mac OS X Ver10.4.11 or later) also requires FCP 6.0.3 or later

Instructions:
1) Create a new folder to copy dmg file to.
2) Copy file to your Mac.
3) Double click on the icon in the folder you have created.
4) Installer will launch. Follow the installation instructions.
5) Use the Log and transfer window to ingest EX files into FCP.

NOTE: XDCAM Transfer has the following advantages over Log and Transfer
Support both XDCAM EX & XDCAM Disc
Handles XDCAM EX and XDCAM Disc clips
mounting SxS & PD media at the same time
MXF export capability
Can write edited material back to Professional Disc in MXF files
Standalone browser/viewer
Browsing/viewing are possible without running Final Cut Pro

Other benefits
Full-screen playback
Cache functionThumbnail information available even after ejecting the media
Can create multiple sub clips by Mark In/Out

Log and Transfer has the advantage of working directly within the standard Log and Transfer interface within FCP



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Craig Seeman
Re: A Reminder
on Jun 12, 2008 at 1:24:15 pm

I love the way Sony notifies EX users about this. So far I'm only seeing this on the Canadian site.



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Robert Dexter
Re: A Reminder
on Jun 12, 2008 at 2:53:11 pm

Sony China have it too... http://pro.sony.com.cn/minisite/xdcamex/download.html

;-)


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Noah Kadner
Re: A Reminder
on Jun 12, 2008 at 3:19:58 pm

Sweet- some notable disadvantages over XDCAM Transfer standalone but a great way to streamline your workflow.

Noah

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Mick Haensler
Re: A Reminder
on Jun 12, 2008 at 7:23:51 pm

[Noah Kadner] "a great way to streamline your workflow. "

I just did my first shoot where I had to offload a SxS card in the field and honestly, I can't imagine the process any more streamlined than it is. Now that I've gotten over my fear of wiping a card I just offloaded, I have to say, this is a dream....NO MORE FCP LOG AND CAPTURE HOOPS!!!

Here is my process. Let me know if it can be improved upon

- Set up a folder for each offload on a external USB drive connected to MBP
- Copy BVAP folder to the separate folder on USB drive when full
- Reformat card in camera
- Back in studio, connect USB drive to main system
- Ingest using XDCAM Transfer Utility
- Back up to DVD
- Edit

My only question is how to reformat the SxS card out of the camera for continuous shooting.

Mick Haensler
Higher Ground Media

Mick Haensler





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Don Greening
Re: A Reminder
on Jun 13, 2008 at 9:22:20 am

[Mick Haensler] "My only question is how to reformat the SxS card out of the camera for continuous shooting."

I do this all the time using my laptop. Open the card icon on the desktop, drag the BPAV folder to the trash. Empty the trash. Eject card. Done.

- Don



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Mick Haensler
Re: A Reminder
on Jun 13, 2008 at 12:02:49 pm

[Don Greening] "I do this all the time using my laptop. Open the card icon on the desktop, drag the BPAV folder to the trash. Empty the trash. Eject card. Done"

Well sir....thank you....I did not know that!!

I was going to try that but figured it can't be that simple. Thus breaking my own rule of always trying the obvious solution first.

Mick Haensler
Higher Ground Media





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Don Greening
Re: A Reminder
on Jun 13, 2008 at 4:40:56 pm

Hi Mick,

The laptop I use is a Macbook Pro with an Express 34 slot. If you're using a Windows laptop your workflow may be somewhat different. Emptying an SxS Pro memory card using my Macbook Pro couldn't be simpler for me.

- Don


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Mick Haensler
Re: A Reminder
on Jun 14, 2008 at 1:59:03 pm

I also use a MacBook Pro. I switched over to Mac some months ago and keep forgetting that things now make sense and work the way they should.

Mick Haensler
Higher Ground Media



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