Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to clafleche1987)
Update: I caved and purchased ClipWrap in order to transcode the MTS files over to Quicktime. However, because the transcoding brings the MTS files in individually, and doesn't merge any clips that would otherwise be merged during the Log & Transfer process, the transition points are imperfect. I'm ingesting long, unbroken clips (~3 hours long each), so the lost frames between each MTS file are frustrating.
If anyone has other ideas, I'm all ears.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to clafleche1987)
What camera shot these 3 hour files? Was it a Sony NX5?
Is FCP7 updated to 7.0.3?
I am running FCP7.0.3 on 10.8.2 and not experiencing your problem (but I am also not dealing with 3 hour clips).
If I plug in my camera, it mounts to the desktop:
with the new "bundled" content:
which Log and Transfer finds automatically when I open Log and Transfer:
If I use Disk Utility to make a copy of the Camera Card and put it on a hard disk:
Then un-mount the camera card, double click on the .dmg to open the copy, and open Log and Transfer, it finds my copied clips:
from the copied folder. No need to do any drill down.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 10:17 AM (in response to clafleche1987)
I am using 10.8.2 with FCP 7.0.3 and I am able to log and transfer MTS files without problems. The folders show up as normal ie the root folder followed by the Private folder and the BDMV and Stream folders.
But, like you, I am unable to navigate to the MTS files from finder unless I use the "show package contents" method.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to Meg The Dog)
I'm on 7.0.3 in FCP.
I'm actually not sure which camera was used. I should have mentioned this before--the AVCHD folder (four folders total, in fact) was supplied to me on a hard drive from the videographer, so I'm trying to capture from the copied folder itself, and don't have access to the original cards or camera. I've been able to do this successfully in the past, using files from a HVX200 and from an EX3. I'm still able to do it with EX3 files and folder structure. We haven't received footage in AVCHD format in quite some time, so I hadn't been aware of the issue until just a few days ago.
On a whim, I created a new folder, named it PRIVATE, and dropped AVCHD into that folder. PRIVATE in turn became a new package--but again, I couldn't get FCP to log the clips.
When I attempt to add the entire AVCHD folder to the Log & Transfer window, it indicates that it's attempting to add the material, but then FCP crashes.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to David Mclaine)
Is there anything in particular you're doing to bring the folder/drive into Log & Transfer, or are you following the standard procedure of either dragging the folder into the window, or adding it via the button and prompt?
I wonder if there's a simple step that I've skipped somehow.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to clafleche1987)
And the folders that you have received, when you use "Show Package Contents" contain all the pertinent metadata, as generated and in the same structure as created by the camera?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to Meg The Dog)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to clafleche1987)
Bumping to see if anyone has other thoughts on what might be done.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to clafleche1987)
Do these clips, by any chance, have a non standard frame rate, such as 60fps or 50fps? that could explain why L&T isn't working for you. Although usually you would get a message saying invalid folder structure or something like that.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to David Mclaine)
As far as I can tell, no. When the MTS clips are transcoded by ClipWrap (and simply re-wrapped, I'm not encoding them to ProRes or anything else), they end up as 29.97fps mov files.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to clafleche1987)
Bumping this to see if anyone has any thoughts... thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to clafleche1987)