Hi, I am caught between old and new technologies in the middle of a project and need help. I am trying to both ingest and copy the contents of p2 cards and keep running into problems recently although this workflow worked fine before.
System: mac powerbook G4 with 10.4.11 (yes, that's old)
p2 F series and older cards
Prob 1: When I use the Finder to copy the contents of the p2 including the Contents Folder and Lasttext, it does not work consistently. Gives me error-36.
I read earlier posts about using PCMS software but that needs an Intel processor--I have a power pc. Is there something else available for a power pc? I also read Shane Ross's suggestions but they don't apply in my case.
Prob 2: When I use Log and transfer to ingest either directly from the card or from the hard drive folder created above, the transfer does not go through.
Prob 3: This seemed to happen with spanned clips for footage than ran over two cards, so I altered my shooting to stop shooting 5 minutes before the end of a card. I then removed the card before resuming shooting with the second card. despite this, some of the files are still marked spanned. How is that possible?
I need to be able to back up my footage to reuse the cards and am in the middle of production. Does anyone have any solutions? Thanks
Regarding problem 2&3, you might look at Raylight for Mac to import the clips instead of using Log and Transfer. It works on a Power PC. It handles each MXF file separately so there is less chance of a problem with spanned clips (because it ignores spanning and you group-drag the spanned clips into your sequence instead). Also it does not re-wrap the clips but instead makes a small QT reference file, so it runs much faster than Log & Transfer.