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  • 5D Directory Problem

    Posted by Matt Callac on June 25, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Shot some test footage with a 5D just now, and backed up the card to one of my drives. Tried to import a camera archive and got this error
    “5D_Tests” contains unsupported media or has an invalid directory structure. Please choose a folder whose directory structure matches supported media.”

    FCP 7 Reads the directory fine. Anyone else run into this issue?

    -mattyc

    Matthew Celia replied 12 years, 11 months ago 5 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Matt Callac

    June 25, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Got it. You don’t load 5D as a camera archive…you actually just import and go into the DCIM folder

    -mattyc

  • Stephen Bakopanos

    June 25, 2011 at 3:31 am

    [Matt Callac] “Got it. You don’t load 5D as a camera archive…you actually just import and go into the DCIM folder”

    Which seems to be an appalling oversight for a brand new NLE in this day and age. There should be full support for the flagship DSLRs (5DMII, 7D), including timecode support on import. For now, I’m going to use either Grinder or the E1 Plugin + FCP7 and then import manually (without any of the automatic copy/convert/analyse features). That’s if I decide to use FCPX over FCP7, of course…

  • Cyrus Dowlatshahi

    June 25, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Had the same problem. No way I’m messing with any workaround right now though; they’ll release an update, this kind of thing is easy to fix.

  • Gary Adcock

    June 25, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    [Matt Callac] “est footage with a 5D just now, and backed up the card to one of my drives. Tried to import a camera archive and got this error
    “5D_Tests” contains unsupported media or has an invalid directory structure. Please choose a folder whose directory structure matches supported media.””

    How did you do this?

    DSLR media will need to be read via the ” file import” or if the card was imaged properly (ie-disc image) you should be able to open see the image on the desktop via the Open Archive at the bottom of the camera import window.

    gary adcock
    Studio37

    Post and Production Workflow Consultant
    Production and Post Stereographer
    Chicago, IL

    https://blogs.creativecow.net/24640

  • Cyrus Dowlatshahi

    June 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    FCP X can read the directory structure (allegedly) of cameras that shoot AVCHD video to SD cards, and allow us to import clips (or parts of clips) via File —> Import From Camera…

    It’s supposed to be able to either import off connected cameras/cards, OR from “masters” of those cards that are copied to an external disk (the workflow being offloading/backing up CF cards, with their folder structure intact, and then erasing them).

    FCP X does not seem to read the Canon 5d’s folder structure (for now), which is lame.

    Yes, we can use File —> Import, it’s just messier.

  • Matt Callac

    June 26, 2011 at 2:17 am

    [gary adcock]
    How did you do this?

    DSLR media will need to be read via the ” file import” or if the card was imaged properly (ie-disc image) you should be able to open see the image on the desktop via the Open Archive at the bottom of the camera import window.”

    Not sure I’m following your question? Are you asking how I got the error? or how I got the media in?

    I assumed I wouldn’t need to load it as a camera archive,so I tried that, and got a directory error. It loads fine via FCP 7’s log/transfer, so I knew the directory was fine.

    I tried a couple other thing sand just couldn’t get it to work. Then I went ahead and tried just tried import file and went to the DCIM folder. and that worked for importing the media.

    -mattyc

  • Matt Callac

    June 26, 2011 at 2:19 am

    [Eben Abbaan] ” FCP X can read the directory structure (allegedly) of cameras that shoot AVCHD video to SD cards, and allow us to import clips (or parts of clips) via File —> Import From Camera.”

    Yeah, and I could swear I looked it up on some compatablity chart somewhere,and 5D was on there. But it couln’t load the file directory properly.

    -mattyc

  • Matt Callac

    June 26, 2011 at 2:24 am

    [gary adcock] “gary adcock
    Studio37

    Post and Production Workflow Consultant
    Production and Post Stereographer
    Chicago, IL”

    BTW Gary,Thanks for your informative reviews, and sorry you’ve got tons of irate irrational people yelling at you on the phone and on the internets.

    If you’re ever in south Louisiana, remind me to buy you a steak.

    -mattyc

  • Stephen Bakopanos

    June 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

    [Matt Callac] “Yeah, and I could swear I looked it up on some compatablity chart somewhere,and 5D was on there. But it couln’t load the file directory properly.

    I remember seeing it and the 7D on the FCPX website on the day of the launch, but it disappeared a day later. I can only assume that they intended to support it, but didn’t get it done in time for the launch. It’s just one of many strange oversights, especially given that they were pushing the whole native DSSLR support angle…

  • Matthew Celia

    June 28, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I disk image all my cards via Disk Utility, but haven’t gotten it to show up under FCPX Import From Camera utility… I’ve also tried connecting the camera directly, but also a no go. It’s been frustrating and I hope someone else can help shed light on this problem or let me know how to troubleshoot it.

    I’m using a Canon t3i, which is listed as a supported Camera on Apple’s page.

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