Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2012 10:03 AM (in response to Rowdy Man)
What camera shot this footage?
The mts files are stored on camera media? A hard disk drive?
I cannot import these into FCP the normal way (Log and Transfer) as the resulting Avi file size is way beyond what my computer or FCP) will handle
AVI should not be used in the editing process, and should not be involved in this at all. What do you mean
. . . is way beyond what my computer or FCP) will handle.
The files sizes are too large? The files won't play? The files won't ingest?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to Meg The Dog)
Thanks for your questions. Here are answers:
- Footage shot with a Sony HDR- XR500 and currenty resides there
- Sorry, I meant Mov, not Avi
- The MTS files are 2 Gig each
- When I run Log and Transfer in FCP it just crashes (i.e. it states that the transfer failed), I suspect becuase of the file size. With the setting I'm using on FCP the resulting MTS to Mov transition has a ration of around 9 to 1, which would indicate resulting mov file on a 2 Gig MTS file would be around 18 G, beyond the capacity of my iMac I think and FCP
- Sequence preset is currently at DV NTSC 48 kHz, though I haven't got as far as importing these clips into the sequence
Thanks for any advice!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
I have an external hard drive to work off. My problem is that FCP does not seem to be able to import the large HD files. It fails at every attempt to transfer. I still wonder about the size of the individual files. Could FCP actually handle one file that was 18 G? I know the overall project can be that size, but can one file be that size?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to Rowdy Man)
FCP handles larger files than that. How much space do you have free on your CATURE SCRATCH drive? Is that external set to be the CAPTURE SCRATCH? Does it have enough room?
I've edited long form projects (2 hour docs) with 100GB files. Over 300 hours of footage. It supports it. But you have to know what you are doing and do things right.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2012 4:49 PM (in response to Shane Ross)
Ah, that is something I forgot. I will increase the Capture Scratch drive and try again. I've got 50 free Gigs on the external, so I'm hoping that is enough. I've never done anything more than 5 minutes so never had to think about these things, and even then it would have been many shots uploaded, not one huge file. I'll try again and let you know how it goes. thanks so much for your advice!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 4:02 AM (in response to Shane Ross)
Okay, I increased the Capture Scratch drive, now I'm getting the following error:
Render Error: Insufficient Disk Space. Free up space with Render Manager and Retry?
The error occurs after the Log and Transfer has been running for an hour or so. The grey bar showing the file transfer progresses all the way to the end then this message pops up.
A bit suprising since I have 100 G on my external hard drive. I will try using a larger external hard drive and see what happens. Unless there are other thoughts.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2012 1:29 PM (in response to Rowdy Man)
Thanks to all who replied with advice. By freeing up more space on my reformatting my external hard drive and leaving lots of space I was able to successfully transfer my video files into FCP.