I'm looking for a way to view the contents of my NX5 footage without having to use Final Cut's Log and Transfer.
I downloaded the Panasonic AVCCAM Viewer app, but it only allows you to view files on the source card, or files backed up using the app itself. I need to be able to view card backups made using Finder (by copying the root of the card into a a new folder for each corresponding card).
VLC is good for opening the raw MTS files, but I'd like to be able to open an entire card to verify that my backup copied properly.
I've tried Disk Utility, but I'm looking for a solution that works for Mac and PC. I know you can make ISO images on a PC, but I'm trying to get away from that method, it just doesn't quite fit my workflow.
Also, on the Mac, Ive been experimenting with Automator to streamline the backup process, and Disk Utility doesn't quite fit in that workflow.
Shotput Pro seems like a pretty good solution for backing up tapeless cards. They have a companion app called HD-VU which lets you view all the clips on a given card. However, it appears that it just shows you the raw MTS files, and doesn't necessarily need the whole directory structure like Final Cut does.
My problem is that I need a way for our field producers to not only backup their tapeless media (that they later send to me), but also verify that the backups copied perfectly. Again, looks like Shotput Pro would solve that.
For your issue of FCP not liking the AVCHD, are you having trouble just playing back the clips in Log and Transfer, or will not even convert them to ProRes?