We are trying to import video shot on a Sony FX-1 HDV camera into FCP 5.04 on a Mac Quad, Kona 3 and 5TB SATA array. We can capture the video perfectly, but we would like to put a time date stamp on some of it for a client. We can turn this on on the camera monitor using data code and output it via the analog outputs, but can’t figure out if it is possible to import as metadata with the HDV firewire stream that can be turned on in FCP. We have a Kona 3 card, so we can import it this way, but would prefer to keep it all HDV as we have a lot of footage to capture this way. Ideally, if we could capture HDV and toggle on the time date stamp as needed would be great. Anyone have any idea if this is possible?
you cannot capture video from the FX1 that shows the time via firewire. You will need to ether capture it with analog or add the ime code reader filter in FCP.
The eazy way to give a raw copy with timecode on it to your client for review would be to hook up the camera via anolog conections to a DVD recorder and lat it do its thing. To capture and then incode a DVD would just be way to time consuming,
Thanks, I guess that clears that up. Actually the guys that want this are scientists and they need the video clocked to other instruments. Trouble is that we need to make both Time Stamped and then non time stamped video for them. We would have preferred to have both edited, but it appears that would take a lot of work. We actually can ingest the analog video via a Kona 3 and send it out to a hardware Mpeg encoder on another machine and capture it real time, then burn a DVD. I was just trying to find a way to cut down work and add a timestamp to the edited video as this will be an ongoing project. Anyway, thanks and back to plan A 🙂