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Don GreeningRe: XDCAM Transfer
by on Oct 28, 2008 at 10:02:15 am

[claudio manni] "I just recently download a quicktime plug-in from the apple site called Calibrated{Q} MXF Import 1.2 to support some of the formats. "

If you have FCP v.6.0.4 you don't need any other XDCAM codecs to edit EX video files. Look in FCP's capture presets and you should see not only the standard XDCAM HD presets but also the XDCAM EX presets. There are differences between XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX codecs. Without those EX codecs listed in FCP's capture presets you will not be able to see the clips with the Sony Transfer Tool or edit EX material in FCP.

You can use Sony's Clip Browser software to view EX clips without having FCP on your machine. But you do need to have the following minimum software requirements:

Mac OS v.10.4.11
QT v.7.3.1
Sony FAM driver v.1.1.1

If your software meets or exceeds the above requirements then see if the Clip Browser displays your native .mp4 EX files. The Clip Browser is not for viewing EX files already converted to the MOV format, which is the codec used for editing in FCP. If it does display your .mp4 clips, but your Transfer Tool will not show your clips then there's a problem with either the Sony Transfer Tool or with FCP itself. Claud, did you try everything out before you installed "Callibrated Q"?

Some users are reporting problems with Sony's Transfer Tool v.2.7 depending on the OS and QT versions they're using. It would seem that the most reliable version that works with most everything on the Mac is v.2.5.1.

- Don

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