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Log & Transfer AVCHD file structure, FCP7, 10.8.2

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Dec 13, 2012 2:12 PM

I've been looking around for a definitive solution to this problem and have yet to find one.


As has already been discussed in this forum and others, ML now treats AVCHD folders as packages, hiding the folder structure. I'm aware of the 'Show Package Contents' solution to drilling down through the packages to access the MTS files. However, that doesn't allow me to Log and Transfer the footage into FCP7, which is what I need to do, since the folder structure and names have to remain intact. I would prefer to avoid using any third-party converter.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Final Cut Studio '09, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,375 points)

    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:

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    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:


    Final Cut ProScreenSnapz002.png

    from the copied folder. No need to do any drill down.



  • David Mclaine Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)


        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.


  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,375 points)

    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?



  • David Mclaine Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)

    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.


  • Joeamedia Calculating status...

    In Log and Transfer simply add the folder above the package that mountain lion created. So in your example just add the 11-15-12 #1 folder in Log and Transfer instead of trying to select the AVCHD package. Problem solved. 

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