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Al Bergstein
Re: XF305 timecoding issue (really stuck now)
on Jun 19, 2012 at 12:42:34 pm

Sorry for being unclear. The firmware is what I was talking about.
I'm just trying to help you over the hurdle of the couple of clips that aren't reading correctly. Perhaps by trying some of these other import methods, the TC might show up, if it's there.
The footage is apparently so similar to XDCAM that you should be able to bring it in as XDCAM directly to the FCP timeline. I've done it myself on occassion. It's not "rendered' or "conformed" properly on the timeline (meaning you need to eventually have it converted to MOV, but the 4:2:2 footage you are taking is not 'needing' to be converted to MOV to be used on the timeline. Try it out on a clip! (G) You can choose it in the FCP settings menu.

After it's in the timeline, I have then used compressor to output it to mov. But, I would think you could take the clips you have "exported to MXF" in the canon utility and simply run them through compressor to convert to MOV. I did that once upon a time, just before converting to Pr. The thing I like about Pr is that it bypasses all this conversion to FCP, saving a step, which frankly is a PITA, and costs us time and money.

So to solve your immediate problem, I'd first try just importing the raw MXF footage without converting to mov. see if the TC is still in there. If not, generate it if possible, I know I've seen examples of doing that in other NLE's, though I've never needed to generate it as I am an indie and don't usually get into that kind of conversion requirement. My xf305 is generating it just fine (knock on wood).

Good luck!



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