7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2013 6:38 PM by Iby
Iby Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

What are the FCP preferences settings

for capturing HD Video from an SD card?


Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iMac
  • 1. Re: how to capture HD Video from an SD card
    Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,895 points)

    I have a tutorial for tapeless import into FCP 7 here:

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhDnyWFAM10

  • 2. Re: how to capture HD Video from an SD card
    Iby Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi Shane,

     

    I looked at the tutorial.

    The step that I'm missing is setting up

    the preferences in the FCP menus.

     

    How do I set up the preferences so

    that I get the capture window that

    shows the clips that I can import (capture)

    from my SD card?

     

    I keep getting prompted with a message

    that my HDV deck is not connected.

    I'm just trying to have my video be

    captured wirelessly from the SD card

    into FCP.

     

    It's got to do something with setting it up

    in wither Easy Setup menu or one of the others.

     

    Thanks

    Iby

  • 3. Re: how to capture HD Video from an SD card
    Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,690 points)

    Iby wrote:

     

    I'm just trying to have my video be

    captured wirelessly from the SD card

    into FCP.

    Wirelessly?

    Does the card appear on the desktop?

     

    MtD

  • 4. Re: how to capture HD Video from an SD card
    Iby Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Yes Meg,

     

    Indeed. it's on the desktop.

    What I meant by wirelessly,

    is that I'm not using any

    Firewire connection to a

    video deck or camera to capture.

     

    I'm simply inserting the SD card

    into my iMac.

  • 5. Re: how to capture HD Video from an SD card
    Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,895 points)

    OK...I am highly confused.  And I think you are a bit confused too...adding to the confusion.

     

    Log and CAPTURE is for capturing from tape. If you aren't capturing from tape...but rather an SD card...do not use Log and CAPTURE.  Tapeless capture uses log and TRANFER.  That's what I mention in that tutorial. 

     

    >How do I set up the preferences so that I get the capture window that shows the clips that I can import (capture) from my SD card?

     

    Watch the video again. You open Log and Transfer...click on the folder icon on the upper left...and then navigate to the backup of the card you make.  The FIRST step is to back up that card.  Then you use L&T...and direct it to the root level of the backup folder.  You click OK and all the clips in that folder will appear in the Log and Transfer window.

     

    >I keep getting prompted with a message that my HDV deck is not connected.

     

    Because you are opening Log and CAPTURE.  Again...log and transfer is what you want.

     

    >I'm just trying to have my video be captured wirelessly from the SD card into FCP.

     

    Sorry, you can't do that. You cannot do this wirelessly. You need to connect the camera to the computer with a wire...typically USB.  OR...you take the SD card out and either use an SD card reader connected to the computer via a cable (USB), or if you have a laptop with an SD card slot...well then, that would be wireless. Just slap the card into the computer and watch it show up on the desktop.  Then back up the footage, then Log and Transfer.

     

    >It's got to do something with setting it up in wither Easy Setup menu or one of the others.

     

    No. You do not need to use the Easy Setups. That is for tape capture. You determine what codec you will be converting to in the Log and Transfer preferences. Watch the video again...I explain this thoroughly.

  • 6. Re: how to capture HD Video from an SD card
    Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,690 points)

    What Shane said.

     

    MtD

  • 7. Re: how to capture HD Video from an SD card
    Iby Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks Shane and Meg

     

    I am still getting used to the workflow

    and didn't remember the log and transfer

    item in the file menu.

     

    I'm on my way.

     

    Best

    Iby