12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2014 6:16 PM by Micheal Fu
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All afternoon I've been trying to figure out how to get Final Cut Pro 7 to recognize .mxf files generated by a Canon FS-CV hard drive, without much luck. This device has 3 options of format: .m2t, .mxf and Quicktime. I've found that the Quicktime files are not openable by Quicktime Pro 7.7 and gives me the bewildering error


"An invalid public movie atom was found in the movie."


Okay, so that's not working, let's try Plan B. Since I have a P2 camera, .mxf is a familiar sight so I tried that one. L&T doesn't recognize anything about it, so that's a no-go. The only reliable workflow I've found so far is to transcode the .m2t files to ProRes using Mpeg Streamclip. Okay, that works, but is that the only one of these that'll work with FCP? Quicktime format seemed like a no-brainer. Why won't it open and/or play? I've Googled and Googled and have found plenty of people asking this question but no useful answers so far. And why doesn't FCP Log & Transfer recognize these .mxf files? If Canon has a special plugin for this, I haven't been able to find it through the byzantine maze they call a web site.


Any suggestions are welcomed.

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