9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2012 9:12 AM by digigraphx
digigraphx Level 2 Level 2

Hi,

 

I need a bit of a refresher to using log and transfer in FCP 7 what setting do I use for XDCAM ? Do I set it to AVCHD?

 

Please help

 

Thank you

 

Jeff


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 6 gig Ram
Solved by Michael Grenadier on Nov 16, 2012 3:21 PM Solved

I don't think the files are being converted at all if you keep them xdcam.  They're just being "rewrapped" so quicktime will see them and copied to your scratch drive.   Not sure if there are any issues with "metadata" if you need to "recapture" from files that you've used the xdcam transfer utility.  I have been able to "recapture" xdcam clips using log and transfer.  Probably something you should test if you're not using log and transfer. 

Reply by David Mclaine on Nov 18, 2012 4:05 AM Helpful

Hi Jeff,

      I think the answer to that is, you can't. The plug in just enables you to convert (or wrap, as Michael suggests) the files to XDCAMEX so that you can edit in FCP. As I said before, just chnge you render settings to Pro Res, everything works fine.

DM

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  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Have you loaded the xdcam plug in?

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2721

     

    Otherwise, I think you have the choice of keeping it as xdcam or converting to prores when you log and transfer. xdcam are smaller file sizes, while prores is generally less taking on the system.

  • digigraphx Level 2 Level 2

    Yhank You Michael,

     

    Yes I downloaded the XDcam plugin sometime ago. I was able to access the XDcam ftg with no problem but can only save as .mov. I know with all the other codecs I have installed I have an option to save as Prores I just though I might be able to save as PR on import.

     

    Jeff

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    ITs in the log and transfer preferences.  Not on my system now, but I think there's a gear wheel on the top right of the log and transfer window to acces it

  • David Mclaine Level 4 Level 4

    As far as I know, log and transfer converts the MP4 files to the the XDCAMEX format. Just the same as the XDCAM transfer utility, which is what I use and prefer. The plug in doesn't show up in  log and transfer preferences but works fine in as much as the files are converted.  Also I change my render settings to pro res and everything works fine.

    DM

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    I don't think the files are being converted at all if you keep them xdcam.  They're just being "rewrapped" so quicktime will see them and copied to your scratch drive.   Not sure if there are any issues with "metadata" if you need to "recapture" from files that you've used the xdcam transfer utility.  I have been able to "recapture" xdcam clips using log and transfer.  Probably something you should test if you're not using log and transfer. 

  • digigraphx Level 2 Level 2

    Thanks Michael,

     

    Haveing them logged with L & T will suffice. If I need Prores files I can always use compressor.

     

     

    Jeff

  • digigraphx Level 2 Level 2

    Hi David,

     

    I know with the other codecs I have loaded there is an option of which format to save as. Since you can't see the XDcam codec how do yo change file format for saving?

     

     

    Jeff

  • David Mclaine Level 4 Level 4

    Hi Jeff,

          I think the answer to that is, you can't. The plug in just enables you to convert (or wrap, as Michael suggests) the files to XDCAMEX so that you can edit in FCP. As I said before, just chnge you render settings to Pro Res, everything works fine.

    DM

  • digigraphx Level 2 Level 2

    David,

     

    I guess you're right. All the XDcam files I have brought into L & T have been saved as .mov (Quicktime) which is fine. If I need Prores I guess i'll have to use compressor or transcode in FCP. Having them saved as .mov's in the end may be a better editing codec.

     

    Thanks

     

    Jeff