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Re: XDCAM Transfer, FCPX and Shutter Speed

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Ian Cook
Re: XDCAM Transfer, FCPX and Shutter Speed
on Mar 5, 2012 at 6:39:54 pm

Hi Olly,

The presence of the drivers will determine what files and devices can be seen but should have no bearing on the actual video content.

Transfer shows you a list of installed components when you first launch, and anything XDCAM-related that is not present on the system will show a red X. This can be a bit misleading as you do not necessarily need all components for all workflows. For example, you would not need the 'XDCAM Drive Software' (USB driver and utility app for the PDW-U1/U2 optical disc drives) or the i.LINK FAM driver (also for optical XDCAM devices) for an exclusively EX workflow.

For EX you need:

-The application software (XDCAM Browser, XDCAM Transfer, EX Clip Browser)
-SxS Device driver (only if using built-in slot on a laptop)

For Optical:

-Application Software
-XDCAM Drive Software (PDW-U1/U2 disc drives only)
-i.LINK FAM driver (for PDW camcorders and decks)

For SxS/UDF hybrid workflow:

-SxS Device Driver (if reading from the built-in slot on a laptop)

-SxS UDF Driver (only req'd when reading MXF on SxS, i.e. SxS cards formatted using the optical disc file structure and capable of recording optical codecs such as HD422 50 Mb...The devices that support UDF are the PMW-500, PDW-HR1/MK1 and XDS-PDxxx devices)

Hope this at least helps to clarify the requirements..

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