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  • Problem importing over 2GB XDCAM file

    Posted by Nishi Sharma on February 22, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Hi there

    I am running the FCPX 10.4.8. When I try to import a file over 2GB only a few seconds of it gets imported. I have not chosen In or Out points. Moreover, even though the Import window shows that the file size is over 2 GB, it displays the duration of only a few seconds.

    I don’t have problem with importing the same file in Da Vinci Resolve. So, it’s something to do with the FCP X and XDCAM files.

    I have thrown away the preferences, restarted FCP X but it has made no difference. Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    Nishi Sharma replied 3 years, 11 months ago 3 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Rainer Wirth

    February 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    So why not editing in Da Vinci Resolve,
    problem solved

    cheers

    Rainer

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  • Gerry Fraiberg

    February 26, 2020 at 2:29 am

    What OS are you running?

    Make sure you’re running the latest Pro Video formats from Apple.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207249

    – Gerry Fraiberg
    Videographer | Editor | Photographer | Voice Over Artist.
    ______________________________________________
    http://www.visionandvoice.ca
    ❖ ❖ ❖

  • Nishi Sharma

    February 28, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Many thanks Gerry.

    I am running 10.14.6. Mojave

    According to the link you very kindly sent me the System update should automatically update the

    “To install or update Pro Video Formats on a Mac that uses macOS Mojave, use Software Update in System Preferences.”

    I had to finish my last project quite quickly so edited in Resolve and then imported the XML in FCPX and that was fine but I would prefer to do all the work in FCPX as I know it like the back of my hand. Moreover, I have invested a lot of money in the FCPX plugins. So, if I could get the FCPX to ‘see’ the full duration of over 2GB clips it will be a great time saver.

    Nishi

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    February 29, 2020 at 2:39 am

    You may want to check to see if in fact Prov Video Formats was installed.

    How to get updates for macOS Mojave or later
    If you’ve upgraded to macOS Mojave or later, follow these steps to keep it up to date:
    Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu , then click Software Update to check for updates.
    If any updates are available, click the Update Now button to install them. Or click ”More info” to see details about each update and select specific updates to install.

    Were the XDCAM files imported from the camera card or were they copied to your computer?

    – Gerry Fraiberg
    Videographer | Editor | Photographer | Voice Over Artist.
    ______________________________________________
    http://www.visionandvoice.ca
    ❖ ❖ ❖

  • Nishi Sharma

    March 1, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Hi Gerry

    I have checked the updates and it says Your Mac is up to date – macOS Mojave 10.14.6.

    I copy the XDROOT folder from the card straight to the hard drive and then import in FCPX from there. As I said earlier, there is no problem in importing a video file >2GB in Da Vinci but FPX doesn’t see the full file. It’s a recent phenomenon, in the last couple of months.

    Thanks again for your help.

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    March 1, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    I would suggest copying the entire card structure into a folder rather than just the XDROOT folder to eliminate the possibility of some file information not being copied.

    I would double check Pro Video Formats is in fact updated.

    Verify installation of Pro Video Formats

    Make sure Pro Video Formats for Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor is installed, install Pro Video Formats, and check for updates.

    Pro Video Formats provides support for Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor to work with a variety of video formats, including MXF files. Use System Information to see if Pro Video Formats is installed, and if so which version:

    Press and hold the Option key, then choose Apple menu  > System Information.
    From the Software section of the sidebar, select Installations.
    To sort items in alphabetical order, click the Software Name column heading so the arrow is pointing up.
    Scroll down until you see Pro Video Formats in the Software Name column. The Version column shows the version number of the corresponding Pro Video Formats software.

    To install or update Pro Video Formats on a Mac that uses macOS Mojave, use Software Update in System Preferences.*

    Is the camera card being formatted in camera? Formatting the camera card on the computer as FAT16 invokes the 2GB file size limit.

    I’ve been working with XDCAM files in FCPX for five years without issue. The current job I’m working on has several clips over 2GB, so it’s not a FCPX issue.

    – Gerry Fraiberg
    Videographer | Editor | Photographer | Voice Over Artist.
    ______________________________________________
    http://www.visionandvoice.ca
    ❖ ❖ ❖

  • Nishi Sharma

    March 3, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Gerry

    Yes, the art is always formatted in the camera.

    The card has only XDROOT folder inside it, nothing else.

    What version of ProVideo Formats are you running on your computer? Mine says 2.1.1, which was updated on 08/10/2019.

    Thanks.

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    March 3, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Okay, so it’s not the Pro Video Formats – I’ve got the same 2.1.1.

    My camera card structure from the Sony PXW-X70 is different.
    There are two folders – AVF_INFO and PRIVATE and an AVCHD file.
    Inside the PRIVATE folder we find three more folders: M4ROOT, SONY AND XDROOT
    What camera are you using? Is this a new problem?

    I’ve got nothing else other than to suggest trashing Preferences, empty Trash and restart Mac.

    — Gerry

    – Gerry Fraiberg
    Videographer | Editor | Photographer | Voice Over Artist.
    ______________________________________________
    http://www.visionandvoice.ca
    ❖ ❖ ❖

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    March 3, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    The other thing I just thought of is the Sony XAVC/XDCAM Plug-in for Apple.
    You can find it here: https://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/pdzk-lt2

    — Gerry

    – Gerry Fraiberg
    Videographer | Editor | Photographer | Voice Over Artist.
    ______________________________________________
    http://www.visionandvoice.ca
    ❖ ❖ ❖

  • Nishi Sharma

    March 3, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    I am using a Sony PXW Z280.

    I have just come back from a shoot this evening and have downloaded the rushes. One interview we filmed today is over 8GB in file size and the FCPX imported the full length of the clip without any problem. The interesting thing is that this time I was using a different hard drive. However, the previous drive was also formatted in Mac OS Journaled., so it’s a bit of a mystery.

    Thankfully, the problem is solved for the time being.

    A BIG thank you Gerry for giving your time in trying to sort out this issue.. I’m very grateful to you.

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