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Amy Rose
log & Transfer from Sony NX5 into FC7 problem.. baffled!
on May 23, 2010 at 10:57:45 am

Hi everyone
Something really strange has happened and I would love a helping hand...

I've just bought a Sony NX5 and already shot a music video & some of the observational scenes on a documentary I am making. All seemed to be going fine - and the footage was transferring very smoothly into FC7 by just plugging the camera straight into my G5 with the USB cable... FC7 recognised the clips immediately and I was praising the wonders of tapeless workflow.

until yesterday. I now have a couple of hours of footage that I can watch on the camera in playback, but which FC7 won't recognise. I connect up my camera to the computer, see the icon appear on the desktop, open up the FCP project, then the log&transfer window, and the clips just won't come up. When I select the file path, it says that the folders with the clips in them have an unvalid file structure...

Now, between the time I shot the other material (that FCP was happy to transfer) and this time, I didn't change *a thing*. For the life of me, I can't figure out why it would suddenly be unable to read the files...

As a test, I just switched memory cards & shot a tiny bit on the other one (I have 2 x 32Gb cards), then plugged the camera into the computer straight away & this new clip is instantly recognised..

I need the footage off the memory stick! I can watch it fine on the camera but nowhere else...

Anyone have a clue, or any advice?
Thanks!

=

Amy



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Shane Ross
Re: log & Transfer from Sony NX5 into FC7 problem.. baffled!
on May 23, 2010 at 3:24:41 pm

Sony's implimentation of the AVCHD codec is different than others. And it is very new so FCP support for it is behind. I have issues importing footage over 20 min

but I use Clipwrap and it works great. Get the latest version.

Shane



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Amy Rose
Re: log & Transfer from Sony NX5 into FC7 problem.. baffled!
on May 26, 2010 at 2:14:51 pm

hi shane
thanks v much!

i had a go at downloading the clipwrap file before spending $50... but it seems to mildly corrupt the files - the audio is fine, but the video is jerky & slow. I was filming at a normal shutter speed of 50 so am baffled as to why it would look like this - it doesn't look like this when playing back on the camera.

is there anything else that can be done? the footage is definitely there, it's just stuck on the memory card...

A


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Amy Rose
Re: log & Transfer from Sony NX5 into FC7 problem.. baffled!
on May 26, 2010 at 2:46:55 pm

PS... just noticed i made a mistake in the post - i meant "i had a go at downloading the trial of the clipwrap program... where it wraps the first minute of your clip


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Shane Ross
Re: log & Transfer from Sony NX5 into FC7 problem.. baffled!
on May 26, 2010 at 3:16:59 pm

Contact the Clipwrap guy. He's very personable and will help you out.

Shane



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