We have a videographer in another state who shot about two hours of footage for us on a 7D. We'll be doing the editing. Does anybody have any experience with a situation like this? and have a good, economical solution for sharing files/footage over distances?
Would transferring the compressed files from the flash card via Dropbox be a possibility? Could these files be imported into FCP as opposed to doing 'log & transfer'?
I don't have any experience with long-distance editing other than shipping external hard drives (a master and a clone), with them keeping the cards as a back-up. Haven't tried dropbox for this sort of thing.
As for the other part, 7D's h264s aren't ideal for editing. I believe you can edit that in Premiere, but as for FCP you'll want to transcode to a prores codec first. You can use log and transfer, but then the folder structure will need to be intact. You could also use MPEG Streamclip (fast, no timecode) or Compressor or Grinder, etc.