I work for FOX in Detroit. Our station went from Sony's SX cameras to the newer Panasonic AJ HPX2000P with P2 cards. The issue is when the producers use the free P2 viewer software from Panasonic on a PC, to change the clip names, the metadata on the cards does change on the PC end of it. BUT when we bring the P2 cards into the MAC editing platform, the cards revert back to the number system (00012BGX) or what ever number & letters.
Anyone else on a MAC platform using P2's run into this issue?
It takes just 35 minutes to import 4, 8 gig P2 cards & another 2 hours to rename them.
WASTE of TIME!!!
I think this is more of an attribute of the FCP Log and Transfer. You might try using Raylight for Mac from DVFilm to keep the entered metadata. This is a plug-in(sortof) and would allow for a faster to the time-line with metadata intact even from the P2 Card.
Hope this helps,
Jan Crittenden Livingston
Product Manager, HPX500, HVX200, DVX100
Panasonic Broadcast & TV Systems