You need to download and install the Canon MXF Log and Transfer plugin first...
Then you use Log and Transfer, like I explain in this tutorial:
You're searching for the wrong device. It's a recorder made by Focus Enhancements, not Canon. Try
The thing records HDV so see what happens when you try to use those conventional HDV presets.
Native MXF HDV Support
With the FS-CV, you can record native MXF HDV 720p 30 and 1080i 50/60 clips and import them into Avid Xpress Pro, Avid Media Composer, or Avid NewsCutter for editing.
Native QuickTime HDV Support
With the FS-CV, you can record 1080i 50/60/25f/24f/30f or 720p 30 clips as native QuickTime HDV. The FS-CV extracts and decodes the audio from the incoming HDV stream, combines it with the video stream, and wraps it as a QuickTime HDV file. When recording is complete, your QuickTime HDV file can be imported directly into Final Cut Pro—no capture or conversion is required.
If youa re talking about the FS-CV Pro, try this:
Native QuickTime HDV and MXF HDV Support
With the FS-CF Pro, you can record 1080 50i/60i or 720p 30 clips as native QuickTime HDV. The FS-CF Pro extracts and decodes the audio from the incoming HDV stream, combines it with video stream, and wraps is as a QuickTime HDV file. When recording is complete, your QuickTime HDV file can be imported directly into Final Cut Pro - no capture or conversion is required.
Industry Standard File Format Support
The Focus FS-CF Pro brings the most popular DTE file formats to solid state recording. When used with 25Mb/s HDV cameras. The FS-CF Pro supports QuickTime 1080i50/60 and 720p25/30 recording for Final Cut Pro use, MXF HDV support for Avid, and M2T 720p/1080i recording for use in a number of different applications from Adobe, Avid and Grass Valley (Canopus).
HDV Recording Modes
.m2t 720p 24/25/30/50/60
.m2t 1080i 50/60/24f/25f/30f
QuickTime 1080 50i/60i/24f/25f/30f
QuickTime 720p 30
MXF 1080i 50/60
MXF 720p 30
DV Recording Modes
AVI Type 1
AVI Type 2
I've read these specs in the manual. Unfortunately, there's a gulf between what the literature says it will do and what it actually seems to do. The QT files generated by this thing are not recognized by Quicktime 7.7. I get the error referenced in the original post. And the .mxf files are not recognized by Log & Transfer. If Focus has a plugin for this, I can't find it.
In short, I know what the literature says it's supposed to do. It just isn't doing it. I have an email in to the folks at Focus. Perhaps someone will give me an answer soon. When they do, I'll post it here.
Thanks for your help.
Here is the super-helpful response from the support dept. at Focus Enhancements.
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We have found that there is an issue with the latest version of the QuickTime player. The only working solution we have found is to downgrade your QuickTime player. You may need to contact Apple's customer support for downgrading your QuickTime player.
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I nuked my bookmark for the Focus Enhancements site. It will never again be needed. I'll just use the proven work-around (transcoding the .m2t files using MPEG Streamclip) until the device becomes a doorstop.
Thank you for trying to help.
Bummer. But that's not a bad thing, reverting to an earlier version of QT. The problem is they haven't included any specifications for OS verison, QT version and QT Player version. We saw a ton of horrible posts when the last rev of QT (Was it QTX?) overwrote al of our perfectly fine versions QT. I dont' remember the details, ti was a while ago, but reverting wasn't that bvig a deal.
However, QT Player is just a player. QT Pro, that caem with and wa activated with your FCS3 suite, shoudl work.
>mxf converter for mac and windows can tackle the problem, good and easy to use.
Again, says a user named MXFCONVERTER. Get advice on converters from users, people who use the products and can vouch for them. Not the makers of the software trying to hawk their wares.