Thanks for your reply, Zane. The Firestore is recording DVCPRO HD from my Panasonic HDX900. The software offered at : https://www.calibratedsoftware.com/welcome.html says that it will allow Quicktime DVCProHD files to be played on a Mac. I assume that the Final Cut Express HD will not handle it but might it work for viewing the files? Currently, I can hear the audio but have no video. Is the only solution upgrading to Final Cut Pro Studio?
I was having the same problem. After buying a new Mac Book Pro and installing Final Cut Express I found out that Express doesn’t support 720 or 1080 (or DVCPro HD). I don’t need to edit the footage, but I do need to confirm the file integrity after moving it off the firestore. The DVCPro HD component from Calibrated works perfectly for Quicktime (I’m using 7.5.7 Pro).
[David Langsam]“After buying a new Mac Book Pro and installing Final Cut Express I found out that Express doesn’t support 720 or 1080”
Yes it does. Its just that FCE is ONLY able to use the Apple Intermediate Codec for HD video. To work with other codecs like Native HDV, and ProRes you need FCP. You can use the DVCPro HD Codec that is available to download to play DVCPro HD video but to edit it you still need FCP.
There are no “technical solutions” to your “artistic problems”.
Don’t let technology get in the way of your creativity!