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Scott Morrison
Importing into fcs3
on Nov 19, 2009 at 1:38:56 am

hey guys,

to all of you this will most likely be a very newbie question, anyways i am planning on buying a ex1r when i can get my hands on one and am very new to solid state and the many workflows that come with it. i was wondering how to import footage from the ex1r into fcs3, if someone could briefly explain the steps or point me towards an article or previous thread i would be eternally grateful!

Cheers


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Ron Pestes
Re: Importing into fcs3
on Nov 20, 2009 at 12:23:48 am

You will need to use Sony's Clip Browser to import the files, then Final Cut's XDCAM Transfer to get them into a usable format. Then you can just drag them into FCS browser window and work with them. I have just used the XDCAM Transfer program to download the cards directly to the file I wanted but everyone says this is a bad idea as it does not do error correction which the Clip Browser program does. It is an easy process and, as I have an EX-3 I highly recommend the -1 or -3. Good luck.

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Scott Morrison
Re: Importing into fcs3
on Nov 21, 2009 at 7:34:18 am

thanks a bunch for the reply Ron, this will help a ton, dont have much time to learn the camera since ill be thrown into filming as soon as i get it so i need to know as much as possible before. Best wishes,

-Scott


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Craig Seeman
Re: Importing into fcs3
on Nov 21, 2009 at 3:01:38 pm

Get this immediately
http://www.vortexmedia.com/DVD_EX1.html
You'll know the basics in just 3 hours.
This too
http://www.callboxlive.com/products/sony-ex1-guidebook

You don't want to make a major mistake on a job.



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Scott Morrison
Re: Importing into fcs3
on Nov 22, 2009 at 7:25:18 am

yeah ill have to grab that, are they both sorta the same thing or is each dvd about different thing to do with the ex1/ex1r? i was also reading some things about final cut pro 7 http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/finalcutpro/broad-format-support.html
and it said that you can now use the log and transfer tool to import xdcam ex clips, are there any pros or cons doing it this way over the sony plugin?

-Scott


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