Tuesday, February 3, 2009

HPX500 shows nothing to ingest


On rare occasions, media shot on a Panasonic HPX500 camera may not ingest in the Log and Transfer window. A warning “Error: No Data” appears.

I like Apple's use of the word "try" in the long resolution which you can read here. At its most basic, you change ingest prefs, sequence settings, import, load into a timeline, then export then re-import.

Perian versus AVCHD to ProRes

Apple mentions a problem I've had people ask me about.

AVCHD clips you transcode to ProRes from the Log and Transfer window are sometimes jumpy or distorted.

The solution from Apple is as follows:

This may happen if you installed the Perian QuickTime component. To temporarily disable Perian while using Final Cut Pro:

Open System Preferences.
Click the Perian icon at the bottom of the System Preferences window.
Select the General tab in the Perian preference pane.
Click Remove Perian.
If you would like to enable Perian after you finish working with your AVCHD clips, return to step four but click Install Perian to enable it.