I've been using XDcam (both HD and EX) pretty efficiently on the Mac in FCS for a while now but would like to try cutting in Vegas.
I'm currently building a high specced laptop to do this (quadcore, Vista64 etc) and wondered how the workflow would be different.
For instance will I need XDcam Transfer? and will it work in Vista64? And how about XdcamEX clip browser?
I've recently upgraded my Vegas to 8.1 (the 64bit version) and am already in trouble as I cannot get the XDcam tab to show despite activating it in preferences. Although I didn't use it much I do remember getting it working in a previous version of Vegas under XP.
I don't cut XDCamHD, but do with XDCam EX in both Vegas 8.1 and 8.0b and 8.0c.
My workflow is
Shoot > Clipbrowser export MXF > Open clips in Vegas
From there, it's editing as with any other kind of file. If I need to do significant correction I will transcode the footage to something I can push around, like Cineform, or a 10 bit codec. Then I cut, color correct, grade, effect, and render to my master format. Once the master is made, I offload it, and then cut my deliverables. Usually web based mp4 or DVD.