I received an SD card from a clients Sony NX5U. When I look at it with L&T in FCP 7.0.3 I see two clips. One is 12secs long, the other is 1hr 51min. The 12 sec clip comes in fine and when converted gives me a 1920X1080 29.97 Pro Res clip. The other clip takes about an hour before it crashes FCP. I've tried this from a card reader, and by copying the whole card structure to my RAID on a MAC PRO Quad Core with 16GB of RAM. I've also tried it on a second Quad Core with 16GB of RAM. I've rebuilt preferences on both machines. I even tried it on a MBP with 2GB oF RAM. All machines running FCP 7.0.3. All machines crash FCP. The clip plays fine in the L&T window. I finally got the clip imported by getting the camera and playing off the card out of the SDI spigot on the NX5U into a KONA 3, but I'm trying to not have this happen anymore. Ideas to why this clip won't just work with L&T?
Thanks Chris. Clipwrap seems to be the tool from searching through the forums for an answer. The thing I found interesting is that the last couple of times I got footage from this client's camera the takes showed up in L&T as a series of 12min clips- these are usually hour and a half meetings- and when dropped into the timeline from the browser after transcoding I get one long take. This time I got one long take in the L&T window. Just trying to figure out whether this is a FCP issue, or maybe the client's camera had some setting changed. Still have the camera so I suppose I'll do some tests. Thanks again.
I'll post what I find after the tests, but it looked like the camera would write a new clip after 12min, but was managing to not drop any frames. I'll have to poke around the NXCAM forum, and see if that makes sense.