I am about to begin editing a film shot on Canon xf100.
I have a hard-drive onto which all of the raw files were dumped, and am now trying to find a way of working with the files.As far as I can make out everything was copied as it should be (i.e with the directory structure intact):
I have installed the Canon Xf plugin for FCP. Problems arise when I try to use Log & Transfer to transcode the material. I have tried Native/Pro Res 422/ ProRes LT/in fact all of the options from the drop down destination menu, and keep getting the same problem: namely, that about 80-90 percent of files are only transcoded in part. What I mean is that a 5 minute clip ends up as only 10 seconds.
Having researched other means of transcoding the material, I tried doing a transcode using the XDCAM Transfer software from Sony; initially it seemed to work, but then I realised that the transcoded clips are out of sync. Back to the drawing board.
I've tried both methods on 2 computers:
a osx 10.6.6, 2x 2.26Ghz quadcore intel xeon with 10GB DDR3
b osx 10.6.4, 3.06Ghz Intel core 2 duo with 4GB DDr3
both with FCP 7.0.3 and the relevant Canon xf plugins...
Now I'm at a loss as to what to do...
Anyone have any suggestions as to how I can start editing this film on FCP?
Can't you L&T footage without utilizing Canon plugin? FCP works fine w/ mxf files thru native L&T process. I believe Canon pluging somehow messed up. I heard people have troubles with eos pluging of similar nature.