I shot a music festival last weekend and I'm having some issues getting the footage workable on my Mac. Two of my cameras were HPX170s and we were shooting to 720p60. We dumped all the cards to my hard drive, I downloaded Panasonic's P2CMS, and I can't seem to get any more than 30 seconds of footage from any of the clips, before or after running them through the ingestion process. The file sizes are right, a bunch of my files are 5G or more, but I still can't view any more than :30 seconds of them with quicktime, FCP or any other software. I need to get these files into FCP so I can start on this edit, please help!!
i'm doing that now... p2 is new to me, so i haven't used log & transfer before. it's working for the time being. i was a little concerned when i read a thread that emphasized NOT doing a copy and instead logging directly from the card. we had to dump and clear the cards about 3 times so i was REALLY hoping the direct copy would be fine, and it seems to be.
while i have you though, i had 2 other cameras on my shoot- an HMC150 & a Canon XH-A1. obviously i'll have to convert the HDV footage from the Canon to DVCproHD, but is there a way to work with the AVCHD footage natively alongside the DVCpro? and if not, what is the best way to convert it? from what i've seen, Toast is a good way to do it, do you have any other suggestions?
[Shawn Ouwinga]"when i read a thread that emphasized NOT doing a copy and instead logging directly from the card. "
Where? So we can SMACK that person for giving out BAD advice. ALWAYS backup the card. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS. These backups are your tape, in essence. Do you capture from tape, then erase the tape and keep only the captured footage? I hope not. No...watch this workflow:
cool, thanks Shane. so will the ProRes playback in the same timeline with DVCproHD without having to render? that's my biggest concern. also, aren't prores file sizes incredibly huge compared to DVCproHD? storage is definitely a concern since i have around 35 hours of footage, and everything will eventually be going to mpeg-2 for dvd anyway, and although prores looks great, if the file sizes are 10 times as big i'd rather just go DVCproHD for everything until i compress for dvd.
DVCPro HD is 100 mb/sec (megabits), ProRes SQ is up to 145 mb/sec. It's slightly larger, but nowhere near 10 times larger. In the log and transfer prefs, you can change the AVCHD codec to ProRes LT, that is 100mb/sec which should be around DVCPro HD sizes (ProRes is VBR so the data rate is not fixed).