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Bruce Assardo
Can't open P2 files
on Nov 22, 2011 at 8:57:10 pm

I am trying to Log & Transfer some P2 footage and am getting this message and it won't give me access to the footage...

"FILE" contains unsupported media or has an invalid directory structure. Please choose a folder whose directory structure matches supported media.

Thanks!


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Shane Ross
Re: Can't open P2 files
on Nov 22, 2011 at 9:16:13 pm

Choose the ROOT folder that contains the CONTENTS folder. Don't go digging.

Here...tutorial: Tapeless Workflow for FCP 7 Tutorial

If you did that and STILL get the error...well, is the full card structure there? Contents...inside 6 folders with names like VIDEO, VOICE, CLIP, AUDIO, PROXY...?

Shane
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Bruce Assardo
Re: Can't open P2 files
on Nov 22, 2011 at 9:19:08 pm

Thanks for getting back to me...yes all those folders are there


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Neil Patience
Re: Can't open P2 files
on Nov 22, 2011 at 9:20:55 pm

This error usually but not always happens when people make copies of files but do not retain the original file structure.

Are you working directly from the P2 cards or copies ?

I usually find its best to make copies from the cards onto a media drive, the proviso is make sure you absolutely retain the file structure as the originals and then import from there.

Shane Ross did a P2 workflow ages ago - may be useful

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_shane/p2fcp6.php

http://library.creativecow.net/ross_shane/tapeless-workflow_fcp-7/1

best wishes
Neil
http://www.patience.tv


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Bruce Assardo
Re: Can't open P2 files
on Nov 22, 2011 at 9:23:18 pm

We copied the contents of the cards onto my firewire drive. Is there a missing component i can add now? A Last Clip kind of thing?


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Steve Eisen
Re: Can't open P2 files
on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:49:42 pm

[Bruce Assardo] "We copied the contents of the cards onto my firewire drive. Is there a missing component i can add now? A Last Clip kind of thing?"

The Last Clip is needed. Not all is lost. You can recreate the Last Clip. Google for the answer.

This is how it should look:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1847

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Bruce Assardo
Re: Can't open P2 files
on Nov 22, 2011 at 11:09:33 pm

Thanks! I will try that!


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Shane Ross
Re: Can't open P2 files
on Nov 22, 2011 at 9:30:06 pm

4 minutes late again Neil...hee!

Do you have the file structure I outline in the tutorial? A folder with a unique name, then CONTENTS and LASTCLIP, and in the CONTENTS the VIDEO, VOICE, PROXY, CLIP, AUDIO...? Missing anything?

Shane
Little Frog Post
Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def


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Bruce Assardo
Re: Can't open P2 files
on Nov 22, 2011 at 9:33:24 pm

Yes...AUDIO, CLIP, ICON, PROXY, VIDEO & VOICE...


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Shane Ross
Re: Can't open P2 files
on Nov 22, 2011 at 9:36:06 pm

And did you choose the root level folder? Not the CONTENTS folder, or any of the ones inside, but the folder that the contents folder is inside. Just choose THAT folder.

Shane
Little Frog Post
Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def


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Neil Patience
Re: Can't open P2 files
on Nov 22, 2011 at 9:41:16 pm

I know - thats 3 nil to you - going to have to speed up my typing skills :)

best wishes
Neil
http://www.patience.tv


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