3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 15, 2009 7:27 AM by John England
John England Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
Looking at other posts I think I might already know the answer to this but always worth getting a second opinion, in my opinion.

I'm being sent some footage shot on XDCam disc. I first though that this would be a simple case of hiring a Sony XD Cam Deck and use Log and Transfer, but its looks not.

Q1/ I am correct in assuming I download the Final Cut Pro/XDCAM Transfer v2.1 Update from sony, which will transfer the files as QT movs. Stick them on my capture scratch and import in my project?


Q2/ Does this tool allow me to transcode and transfer sections of clips (as you would if you were capturing) or just the clips in their entirity?

Q3/ If this is the case, pardon my ignorance but what is Log and transfer for?

Thanks as always
John E

Mac Pro, 2 x 3 Ghz Quad Core Intel Xeon and a Powerbook G4, 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.1), FCP 6, Episode Pro and a whole lotta guesswork.
  • Andy Mees Level 6 Level 6 (12,595 points)
    Hi John

    Q1/ I am correct in assuming I download the Final Cut Pro/XDCAM Transfer v2.1 Update from sony, which will transfer the files as QT movs. Stick them on my capture scratch and import in my project?


    Latest version is 2.10.0 ... yes you download from Sony and install on your Mac. The software adds driver support for Sony's XDCAM HD dic format and lets you connect an XDCAM HD camera/deck and transfer the files as QT mov's. You can launch XDCAM Transfer directly from FCP (when installed it gives you an Import > Sony XDCAM... menu option) and it copies the clips to your hard drive plus imports them into your project.

    Q2/ Does this tool allow me to transcode and transfer sections of clips (as you would if you were capturing) or just the clips in their entirity?


    Yes, if you wish you can log the bits you want to import and then transfer in only those logged sections

    Q3/ If this is the case, pardon my ignorance but what is Log and transfer for?

    Log and Transfer does not work with XDCAM HD disc media, you would use FCP's L&T interface for other tapeless formats

    Best
    Andy
  • John England Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Thanks Andy, a great help as always.

    One further question for you or anyone else, is it a similar process if footage shot on XDcam SxS cards (EX1 or EX3). I don't have any footage, just interested.