I have a Sony PMW 500 to demo for the weekend (finally). I did a quick test shoot to rehearse downloading media from the camera. We have downloaded and installed the XDCAM Transfer 2_7_1. When we opened up Final Cut and tried to Import (using Sony XDCAM) no media showed up. After further reading, the camera users guide asks that the camera OUTPUT & iLINK be enabled. That menu item, found by going to Menu / OP/ Input-Output / is blacked out. It reads "Disabled" but the cursor skips over it. Any thoughts out there.
I haven't used that particular camera so I probably can't help beyond mentioning that, although this is probably not the issue, it'll still be best to use the most current version of the software (2.12).