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Phaedra Bell
Importing XML/MXF files into FCP
on Mar 30, 2010 at 5:03:38 pm

I have been given footage on an EXT HD in XML/MXF format and when I try to import it into FCP it says I need to choose a translation document.
I have never done this before and do not understand the command.
Can anyone please help on explaning how I get the files to work in FCP.

Many thanks


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Shane Ross
Re: Importing XML/MXF files into FCP
on Mar 30, 2010 at 5:48:25 pm

What is this footage from? A P2 card...shot with a P2 camera? You need to know where this footage came from if you want to use it. FCP doesn't edit MXF files natively.

Does it have a CONTENTS folder, and then 6 sub folders, with VIDEO, VOICE, AUDIO, CLIP, PROXY? If so, then:

P2 Workflow with FCP 6

Shane



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Phaedra Bell
Re: Importing XML/MXF files into FCP
on Mar 30, 2010 at 8:05:59 pm

Hi thanks for getting back to me,

I have the one folder with 4 sub folders named: clip, edit, general and sub. And 3 XML files named discmeta index and mediapro.

Im guessing all the clips are the ones in the clip folder which contains the XML's and MXF versions.

I dont know what camera or exactlyhow they were exported they were just sent to me for the edit I am doing. It was footage from a camera of broadcast standard and I'm afraid thats all i know.

I dont normally edit unless its very basic and I am totally confused by this.

I have tried the import XML and seecting the clips but then im asked to choose translation cde and it opens the same folders, i honestly dont understand the term translation code either.

Thanks again


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Importing XML/MXF files into FCP
on Mar 30, 2010 at 8:08:59 pm

[Phaedra Bell] "I have tried the import XML and seecting the clips but then im asked to choose translation cde and it opens the same folders, i honestly dont understand the term translation code either. "

Yeah, what I said won't work, then. Sorry about that. What is the origin of these clips?


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Greg Booth
Re: Importing XML/MXF files into FCP
on Mar 30, 2010 at 8:30:15 pm

Hi,

That sounds like it's XDCAM MXF Files - you should install XDCAM Transfer if you want to use Log and Transcode and get them into FCP.

Cheers,
Greg

Calibrated Software


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Importing XML/MXF files into FCP
on Mar 30, 2010 at 7:00:44 pm

FIle > Import> XML should get you started.

Jeremy


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Shane Ross
Re: Importing XML/MXF files into FCP
on Mar 30, 2010 at 8:16:53 pm

That certainly isn't from a P2 camera. I haven't heard of that particular structure.

I'm with Jeremy. Where did these come from? What camra or device?

Shane



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Chris Vickers
Re: Importing XML/MXF files into FCP
on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:15:29 pm

Perfect guide helped alot,

Thanks


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