Import 1080/50p from Panasonic TM900
I saw, that there have already been some discussions about importing 50p footage with FCP X in this forum.
In particluar I found one thread
No 1080/50P support.. WHY?!
where I understood, that import should work from a Panasonic camera, at least when there in only 50p movies stored on the card.
I am still not able to import the 1080/50p from my Panasonic TM900. When I plug the camera to my MAC, open the import window in FCP and go to CAM_MEM (the internal memory of the TM900), it shows some files in the file list. In particular one file named AVCHD (which, according to the size seems to be the file where the 50p footage is stored). But all these files are displayed in grey and can't be imported by FCP (I use latest release 10.0.7).
Does anyone have same experiences or (even better) a solution ?
Seems strange to me that it works with some Panasonic 50p footage (according to thread mentioned above) but not with my TM900.
Thanks a lot, Tom, Alchroma and AppleMan for the quick answers.
November 30, -0001
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At the end, all your responses plus some further testing gave the solution:
The problem was, that I used the built-in memory of the TM900 camera rather than an SD card.
I now tested with an SD card and situation is as follows:
- 50p footage on the camera built-in memory is NOT recognized by FCP X - the import window shows the folder
structure instead of clips
- 50p footage on SD card & Camera with SD card plugged into MAC via USB:
again the 50p clips are NOT shown in the import window
But finally there is a solution:
- 50p footage on SD card and SD card directly plugged into card slot of the MAC:
in this case ALL clips (50p as well as AVCHD 25i) are shown in the import window as expected and can be
imported without any problem
Again, thanks a lot, your answers somehow guided me to the solution ;-)
One more point, where probably one of you can help me:
It seems that with the 50p footage I now definitely have to use optimized or proxy media (which I never did before), as my MAC is not able to play the 50p clips in the preview without lost frames.
As I'm a bit struggeling with disk space, I would prefer to use proxy media rather than optimized, but of course I don't want to have any quality loss in my final movie.
Did I get the following right ?
If I switch back to "use optimized or original media" just before exporting my movie, FCP will use the original media for the export, even if all the cutting workflow was done with the proxy files ?
Or will the us of proxy media in any way influence my final movie.
Happy to receive any confirmation on that topic and/or probably a recommendation, what is best workflow to deal with the 50p footage that brings my MAC to its limits.
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