2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2012 8:16 PM by oliviacarlo
smacausland Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am unable to transfer from my Sony Memory Recording Unit to my Mac FCP X. Any ideas?

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • KeyDesignz Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    According to a couple of other posts here, you have to either go through Final Cut Pro 7, Clipwrap, or Mpeg Streamclip. I avoid Mpeg Streamclip because of the fact that it cannot distinguish the audio. If for example, I record separate audio with my Sony Z7 cameras, like when I split channels with one on the boom mic and the other on the radio mic, Mpeg Streamclip tends to combine these channels to stereo which is useless. The final cut pro 7 plugin is the only one I know of that separates the audio channels. I am not sure whether this is possible with the latest version of Clipwrap. I did use Clipwrap in the past, however I don't use it now because of the Sony plugin. I also have one for XDCAM, so I can ingest footage from an EX 1 or EX 3. As for DSLR footage, I haven't tried, but I tend to use 5D to RGB batch (download from Apple Store) to convert any DSLR footage to Apple ProRes in various degrees of quality. Apparently Sony are working on a plugin, but they are taking their sweet time on this as Final Cut Pro X has already been out for a year. This is something that Apple is not responsible to provide a solution for.

  • oliviacarlo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Without a camera here in front of me I'm not going to be able to help you find that one menu setting among the multitude of other menu settings. The manual is your best bet, but going to the HDV Forum is a good idea... Here's the link: http://mts-to-aic-converter.com/fcp-column/