5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2012 3:20 PM by Michael Grenadier
prov Level 1 (5 points)

Hi, folks.  I've spent an hour searching the threads, but I haven't found an answer to my problem (or anyone who's had the same problem).  Please help if you can!

 

We're using the Canon XF300 and we tested some footage a couple weeks ago.  We ingested it into Final Cut Pro (7.0.3) using Log and Transfer (after installing the Canon plugin) and it all came through perfectly.  Worked without a problem.

 

Now, we have a week's worth of field footage, captured exactly the same way, transferred to the same hard drive, exactly the same as the test footage...

 

See what I'm getting at?  EVERYTHING has been done the same.  Identical.

 

And yet the new footage is not being recognized in the Log and Transfer window.

 

Instead, this is what's happening:

 

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What gives?  Everything we're doing is identical to the testing we did a couple weeks ago.  Like I said, I've searched the forums, read a couple dozen threads, followed the Creative Cow link mentioned in several of them.  I must be missing something.  Please fill in the gap for me.  Thank you!

 

Like I said before, we've downloaded the Canon plugin, imported test footage at ProRes 422, watched it, edited it, enjoyed it.  But now our new footage is unrecognizable by FCP.  And the directory structure is identical to that of the test footage.

 

Sigh...

  • David Mclaine Level 4 (1,855 points)

    Are you sure the frame rate was the same. L&T won't recognise non standard frame rates, ie 50 fps 60fps etc

    DM

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,300 points)

    At swhat level are you trying to mount…selecting the Contents folder, the Clips folder, the sub folders?

     

    Russ

  • prov Level 1 (5 points)

    UPDATE --

     

    The field producers transferred the footage incorrectly.  They left off the master directory and went in 1 directory too far.

     

    Yes, David, the frame rate was all the same (30p).

     

    Russ... I imagine you were going to say something along the lines of "MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE ENTIRE DIRECTORY."  Leave nothing behind.

     

    Now... the question is... can I create a new CONTENTS folder and simply drag the CLIPS folder into it?

  • Shane Ross Level 8 (42,795 points)

    Try it.  Look at how properly offloaded backups are organized, and mimic that.

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 (20,340 points)

    If I remember correctly, you want to put your card structure in a folder with a unique name and mount that folder so fcp see's a "reel" name (the folder name).  I may be wrong on the specifics...