Well I've found something on the Canadian Sony XDCAM EX site, Thomas, but the file seems to be missing when one clicks on the download link. Here is the description of the attached file:
PDZK-MA1 Ver 1.2 XDCAM EX AMA Plug-in (for Mac)
Supports new XDCAM EX formats: * XDCAM EX 4 ch audio (MP4 files) * XDCAM EX DV-AVI Standard definition * XDCAM EX 35Mbps 1440 (same as XDCAM HD420 optical) See enlcosed Release notes and installation guide for more details
The Windows version seems to be available but not the Mac version. Very odd.
I also looked on the American Sony XDCAM EX micro site but there is nothing mentioned about the above software. You might want to check out other Sony site around the globe. Let us know if you find anything.
sorry that I respond so late, but I was abroad.
I've tried all options, but it looks like I have to tell my client that we are back to old school tape-like real time transferring of the DVcam footage.
On the web I could not find any other solution and over here in Holland my professional dealer tells me that there is no codec available for
DVcam-EX in FCP.
"Go old school at least you know it will work" was there suggestion.
Adding that Sony Netherlands is primarily a sales organization that will not be of much use for this problem.
All in all a bit disappointing. And that while I was so happy with the image and handling quality of the EX-1r.
The big question now is, what setting to use if I want to use the EX material in an FCP project with a lot of DVcam archival footage and do not want to render all the time?