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  • Shane Ross

    January 31, 2006 at 3:31 am

    OK…ANOTHER question. I got to play with this camera for about a week (my producer owns it, I am only the editor) and filming my kids playing and such…I now want to load this footage into my computer. I have followed the instructions laid out in the manual…connected the firewire cable…tried using the Disk Utility to mount the card…but nothing.

    My producer picks this up tomorrow…and I want this off before he gets it.

    Help a poor Cow leader out?

    Shane Ross
    Alokut Productions

  • Arthur Aldrich

    January 31, 2006 at 4:45 am

    Are you trying to import into FCP? Do you have 5.04?

    Are you trying to use the camera as a card reader?

    If so, you need to put the hvx into playback mode and then hold the toggle button for about 3 secs. The camera will switch into PC Dub mode.

    You can then use P2 import from FCP.


    Art Aldrich
    Leader, NJ FCP UG

  • Shane Ross

    January 31, 2006 at 6:34 am


    The manual doesn’t say to do this. Why the HECK NOT?

    Thank you Arthur.

    Shane Ross
    Alokut Productions

  • Shane Ross

    January 31, 2006 at 7:13 am

    Ahhh…nevermind. The manual DOES say this. I was just on the wrong page.

    Helps to be on the page that says “Copying from the P2 cards to the hard disk.”


    Shane Ross
    Alokut Productions

  • David S.

    January 31, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    [Shane Ross] “Ahhh…nevermind. The manual DOES say this. I was just on the wrong page.”

    Now Shane, this wouldn’t be an issue with tape based footage. 🙂

    David S.

  • Shane Ross

    January 31, 2006 at 6:46 pm

    Shush David.


    Shane Ross
    Alokut Productions

  • Chris Baldwin

    February 9, 2006 at 11:48 pm

    Does this method keep all the MXF Meta data intact?

    Chris Baldwin
    Shoulder High Productions
    Media of the World; For the World!

  • Shane Ross

    February 9, 2006 at 11:51 pm

    If you mean timecode, then yes. If you import again and again you will get the same code and clip name.


    Alokut Productions

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