PPro only works with Firewire (iLink in Mac terms?) so if your camera has USB or HDMI you must copy the file folder from the camera to your hard drive, and then import from there into PPro
Read about copying the FULL folder, not just individual files (this is for "most-or-all" hard drive or memory card cameras)
Metadata & Project Folder http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1015001?tstart=0
And... some general reading about Project Folders http://forums.adobe.com/thread/919388?tstart=0
Do I need a cf card reader?
Yes. Once the card is inserted, use Finder to copy or move the entire contents of the card to your hard drive.
If you are using the Canon EOS Utility which came with the camera and using a PC it will automatically download to My Pictures with a date on the clip, (see Canon Manual instructions for Apple Mac)) a USB connection is essential.....................
You then Import clip into CS5.5.2 or 6 from your "C" Drive.
>Import clip into CS5.5.2 or 6 from your "C" Drive.
I would hope/advise 2 things
1-have more than ONE hard drive installed (see below)
2-video files do NOT go on the C drive!
My 3 hard drives for video editing are configured as...
1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and ALL program installs (2)
2 - 320Gig data for Win7 paging swap file and video project files
When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,
so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folders and files
3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (1)
(1) for faster input/output with 4 drives
- use drive 3 for all source files
- use drive 4 for all output files
(2) only 60Gig used, for Win7 & CS5 MC & MS Office & other smaller programs
Search Microsoft to find out how to redirect your Windows paging swap file
You are more professional then I am, but, I run two computers one is basically for HD video and still imaging and it is very fast on 2 x 600 GB drives @ 15,000rpm in Raid 0 and no issues using CS5.5.2 or Photoshop , it is faster than using two drives on the older computer with hyper-threading.
Video from DSLR is not captured. No firewire is used. I have a canon DSLR and it works great on my mac. You have to install "EOS Utility" that comes with the camera on the disc. You plug the camera to the usb port, turn it on, and open this program, click on download images, and your done!
DITTO # I agree ............
>2 x 600 GB drives @ 15,000rpm in Raid 0
Definately not the "average" C drive!
For everyone else, at least 2 drives... boot and data... so program/swap loading does not interfere with video data loading/writing
Grin... not a professional, just a home hobbyist... but built my own computer for CS5, among other things, so configured hardware to have few(er) bottlenecks
I can understand where you are coming from , I am Pro still imaging but, got the bug to do video in weddings way back and I am fascinated by the leap in technology ,and if I had your set up for video in the second computer even with HDV/mpeg-2 a few years ago I would have been laughing. Our Quad Core Xeon Workrstation and Premiere Pro CS5.5.2 has solved all that with the latest codecs. I have only been with Adobe Forums since 2010 when you helped me out with a few problems I was having with the High Definition Video, Adobe's tech support was nearly useless and so were their Seminars in Asia Pacific..
Especially the codec used by the Canon 5D Mark II which does all the hack work now with the Hassellblad, but, shoots amazing video.
It is a great time to be alive, so much to learn.