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Importing P2 into FCP
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Importing P2 into FCP- A Creativecow.net Video Tutorial by Shane Ross

Shane Ross Shane Ross
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Shane Ross gives users a quick tutorial on how to import footage from a Panasonic P2 card into Final Cut Pro.


Download the driver that Shane mentions here.


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Re: Importing P2 into FCP
by galith regev
the link to download the driver does not work anymore. i need it, and can't find the same on the panasonic site. i have fcp 5.0.4 ; os 10.5.8 ; QT 7.7

PLEASE HELP!
Re: Importing P2 into FCP
by Shane Ross
Which driver? I link to like four. P2? XDCAM? Canon DSLR?

Shane

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Re: Importing P2 into FCP
by Sarah Linebaugh
Is there another way to get this driver? It says it is no longer found on the server.
Re: Importing P2 into FCP
by Bob Cole
Very nice tutorial, but the section about importing into FCP needs updating for latest FCP.
@Bob Cole
by Shane Ross
It has been. Whole new tutorial that covers ALL the tapeless formats into FCP via Log and Transfer with FCP 7:

http://library.creativecow.net/ross_shane/tapeless-workflow_fcp-7/1

Shane



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@Shane Ross
by Bob Cole
Maybe it's time to delete this one then? Though I would definitely miss the interlude with the police sirens.

Shane, I'm a fan. Thanks for shedding light on this and many other topics.

Bob C
@Bob Cole
by Shane Ross
Many people still use FCP 5 and FCP 6, so having these up would still be helpful to those people. I see your HG-10 issue...I wish I knew more about that device to advise you.

Shane



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FCP, H.264 Codec????
by Alex Petrovitch
Hi,
I just watched your tutorial regarding importing footage from a P2 card to FCP.
Question for you:
I understand copying the CONTENTS and the LASTCLIP to your drive.
I understand how to import while in FCP.
BUT....
I heard that you are supposed to CONVERT all P2 footage BEFORE you import into FCP. B/c the footage that is imported directly from the card will operate with the H.264 codec. I heard that you are supposed to import to your computer BEFORE FCP, convert to Apple Pro Res 422, then import that footage to FCP.

Thoughts?
Help! FCP won't use my P2 downloads.
by David Watson
Problem: I can't get FCP to see the files I've downloaded to my mac.
History: The first time I pulled files from my new camera's p2 card, I made a folder on the desktop and downloaded them ("Contents" folder and the text file). For good measure, I then transferred the files from the card to the mac a second way, this time using log and capture. I was able to start editing, so I formatted the card for the next shoot.
After shoot 2, I downloaded to a new folder on the desktop, but did NOT involve FCP. I figured I had the files, I could do FCP stuff later. I formatted the card and went on to shoot 3.
But I have not been able to get FCP to recognize these files. Can't drag and drop them to FCP. Can't log and capture. Can't import. How can I use them?
FCP 7.0.1, Mac OS 10.6.2
Importing P2 into FCP
by Amir aghelnejad
Thunder Cats are the best.
Importing P2 into FCP
by Sam Ross
In later versions the import of P2 footage is done through "Log and Transfer". The "Import Panasonic P2" option is not present in later versions of FCP.

Also, I have done as I'm sure others have and pulled only the MXF files off the P2 card. This is not game over though, you first need to recreate the file structure...

MASTER FOLDER (call it what you like)/CONTENTS/VIDEO

Along with the CONTENTS folder in your master folder you need the lastclip.txt file. You can make this in text editor, there are tutorials available on how to make this file.

I have heard of people having success through creating the folder structure only and not needing the lastclip.txt file.

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