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Comments Posted On :The Moving Picture: My AVCHD Summer


Posted By Bert Ganzon on 10/20/2007 1:48:25 AM
My company has recently purchased a Panasonic AG-HSC1U, but I'm having trouble importing/capturing video from the camera. I tried capturing using Final Cut Pro's Log and Transfer, but tells me that the directory structure is incorrect. I also tried capturing from Blackmagic Intensity Pro card, but does not recognize the camera when I it hooked up with the HDMI cable. Would you be able to tell me how that was accomplished? Here's my workstation: Mac Pro quad 2.66 w/4 GB RAM Blackmagic Intensity Pro card Final Cut Pro 6.0.1

Posted By Eric Pomerantz on 9/17/2007 2:04:02 PM
I just want to comment that the cost of the flash storage isn't based on simplicity but the ability to reuse it. I don't reuse DV tapes, EVER, and I don't think any pro does. However, the convenience of being able to view footage immediately, delete unnecessary shots, quickly transfer to you computer and in the end REUSE the card MANY TIMES OVER, makes up for the cost. I'm sure it would cost $3 if we could never use it again without fear of deterioration. I've seen Panasonic discuss this same principle about their P2 technology, saying that if you spread the initial cost of a P2 card over the life of the P2 card, a 100,000 uses or more, it works out to pennies per use. It makes sense, and these technologies, like our cameras and other equipment, are investments, and long term use always gives us the most for our money.

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