Importing Sony XDCAM into Media 100

Importing Sony XDCAM into Media 100

Media 100 v12.7 utilizes Sony's XDCAM Transfer software to log and import form Sony XDCAM cameras and drives. This tutorial will walk you through the steps to access and import your Sony XDCAM media.

There are two things you need to take care of before Media 100 can import XDCAM media.

  • First, your XDCAM camera or drive needs to mount on the desktop like a removable drive. Your Sony should have come with driver software for this. If not, check the XDCAM website described below for the correct software.
  • Once you've got your media accessible by the computer, you need to be able use it. That's where Sony's XDCAM Transfer software come in.

Download and Install Sony XDCAM Transfer Software.

  • Go here, click the "XDCAM Transfer for Apple Final Cut Pro" link, and then download the "PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer Software"
  • Unzip and mount the disk image that is downloaded to your computer then double-click the disk image to launch the installer.
  • Follow the prompts in the installer and restart your computer to complete the installation.
  • You're now ready to import XDCAM media into Media 100!

Set up your Media 100 Video Input Preferences and Codec to the desired settings then ensure that the bin you wish to import to is open.

Importing Sony XDCAM into Media 100

From the File menu, choose "Import Sony XDCAM..." XDCAM Transfer will launch and it's preferences will be set so that it "plays nice" with Media 100.

Importing Sony XDCAM into Media 100

XDCAM Transfer will scan your system looking for XDCAM media. It will then generate proxy files so that you can browse and log your clips.

You can choose to import the entire clip or create subclips, listed in the logging window to the right. When you are ready, click the "Import" button in the bottom right-hand corner.

Importing Sony XDCAM into Media 100
XDCAM Transfer begins importing your clips into Media 100.

Importing Sony XDCAM into Media 100

The clips appear in your bin ready for use in your Media 100 Project.

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