I am currently working a job as an assistant editor on MC6. I am in the process of making the switch to Avid from FCP 7 and I have a problem-- I am a little new to Avid so bare with me please.
Yesterday I was on a shoot and the DP was using a Canon C300 and was shooting at 23.98. When I downloaded the footage at the end of the day I just took the folder structure from the card starting at "contents" and put it in another folder with the date and the name of our interviewee. Today I was trying to bring the footage into Avid.
I downloaded the XF utility from Canon. I opened my project in Avid MC 6.0.1. I created a bin and began to link the AMA volume. An error came up: saying it couldn't link to the volume. I read up online and double checked everything up to that point. I put the plug- in into AVX2_Plug-ins_AMA folder. I went back and changed the folder structure of the Raw footage changing the first folder into a numerical read out of the date....this WORKED TO AN EXTENT-- It could link the volumes in a bin: bring in the file name, the duration, etc. But when I tried to play the footage in Avid it said Media offline and gave me this error: EXCEPTION: CANNOT ACCESS THE AMA MEDIA STREAM PLUG-IN TO PLAY THIS CLIP."
I googled it and the most common response was to re-install the plug-ins and restart the Avid project. I did and the same problem happened. I tried copying the plug ins and putting them not only in the plug-ins folder located in the library of the computer, but also in the applications folder (Applications/Avid Media Composer/ Supporting Files/ AVX_Plug-ins.) After I did this the first error I encountered happened again and the footage wouldn't even link into the bin with media online or not.
The plug-ins I have are: MSP_MXF, MVP_CanonXF, MVP_CanonXF64, and MVP_MSP_Quicktime.
The computer I am working on is an imac desktop from 2011 with a 3.1 GHz intel core i5, 8 GB of Memory, 1333 MHz DDR3
Operating System: OS X Lion 10.7.4
I have hit a brick wall and appreciate any possible help you can give me. I have until the end of Monday to figure this out, my boss comes back on Tuesday and will definitely want to see the dailies. Any help is much appreciated.