I am a newbie and am looking for some help! I have a HPX 170 camera with 2 P2 cards and I want to buy a firewire cable to transfer footage to MacBook Pro. I will be using Final Cut Pro for editing. I would rather use firewire cable than a card reader since it's less bulky for travel and less $$.
So, I am wondering which one to buy? And what is my best workflow setup? I.e., import directly into Final Cut Pro?
Ideally, I would like to transfer content from P2 cards to external hard drive (perhaps you could recommend one to get? heard LaCie is good?), and then use Final Cut Pro to edit. I am shooting very short interviews (3-5 mins) so transfer time is not a big issue, but I will have a lot of those so space is.
You need two sets of drives...one for backup of the cards, one for storing the media. LaCie might be good for the Media drives, but also look at iStoragePro, CalDigit, G-Tech. As for backup drives, you can get cheaper USB drives for this, or what I do, get bare SATA drives (drives not in enclosures), then a SATA drive dock...like this: