Okay, I don't know where to go in this site to find my answer, but I trust you guys have heard this question thousands of times, so if you could just link/direct me, I'd be VERY grateful:
I JUST got my P2 card for my HVX. I was shooting a music video yesterday with it and ran out of space and needed to dump it. But out of like 10 people equipped with and 5 laptops (Macs and PCs), every form of FireWire cord and Yahoo/Google searches, NONE of us could figure out how to do it. So we just canceled the shoot and went home.
I edit on Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. My PC has no P2 slot OR FireWire port. HOW DO I DUMP THIS FOOTAGE? I don't even know what to look for? Is there a FireWire->USB adapter that exist? Is there a machine that dumps P2 cards for you? Do I have to download a program? Is there perhaps a website that goes over EVERY OPTION for dumping? I need to know SOMETHING by the end of the day because Day 2 is tomorrow and this card is still full...
I'm not familiar with Premiere's workflow, but with Final cut you should make a folder for each card you transfer, then copy the Contents folder and the Lastclip file into that folder. I don't know the HVX well and have always off-loaded P2 cards with a Duel Adaptor and MacBook Pro, but the cable will have standard USB ends. Perhaps a-type on one end and b-type at the other. Just check the manual, it's there.
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Oh, I figured it out that day by going to Best Buy and buying one of those Octopus like converters that have ALL options at the end. The USB worked. Then I had to find out the hard way downloading drivers was necessary before a connection could be made. Bunch bull****, but I got it done, than guys!
I am having the exact same problems transferring footage from our HPX500 to our p2 storage devices. We have both a panasonic and the nexto devices and the cameras and devices don't seem to connect. Did you ever resolve your dumping issues.