copied the whole arcane folder structure of the P2 card onto my local hard disk.
That is the way Adobe software works. Use Finder to copy over the entire card before you begin working.
Try downloading the files from your P2 cards directly to a local drive in your NLE then use Media Browser to bring them into PPRO.
You can use Prelude to do this if you choose but you can also just do it via Explorer or finder and skip out Prelude
If I can get the media browser lmport function to work, is there a way to view the clips in the order in which they were shot?
Easy. Do a sort on the Start TC column.
Why do you want to extract the files out of the mxf wrapper?
Thanks for the suggestion that I sort in the media browser using different criteria. It took a minute to figure out where I could customize the columns, but I think I can find something in there that will work (date modified seems to give me the most consistent results).
I want to get the data out of the MXF wrapper so I can open the files up in other applications. I use a lot of open source software and I would like to get the video into a Quicktime movie without re-encoding, as re-encoding would defeat one of the major selling points for digital video compared to analog.
Actually I was suggesting the start timecode column in the Project Window.
Well, I fixed my problem with the crash-on-import by booting my machine off the install disk, repairing permissions with the disk utility, and then re-installing Premiere.
Help system still non-functional.
I've been experimenting with ways to process my mxf files so that my video is more interoperable.
When exporting from a Premiere timeline, Premiere does not seem to properly set an anamorphic flag on 720p DVCPRO HD material, resulting in a square image.
If I re-encode my mxf files in Apple Intermediate Codec, the aspect ratio comes out correctly, but the codec adjusts the gamma, resulting in a lighter image.
If I re-encode my files as ProRes, the aspect ratio and gamma are correct, but my utility software won't read ProRes.
I've figured out that Prelude will just alter my workflow; I can cope with that. But I need my files to be interoperable, and I don't want to be locked into a completely proprietary workflow.
I downloaded Panasonic's P2CMS
which is more or less equivalent to Prelude -- except it also installs an MXF QuickTime component that allows me to open the MXF files natively in any software that hooks into QuickTime. This has alleviated a large portion of my interoperability problems.
The P2CMS also adds a DVCPROHD codec that can conflict with Apple's. The Panasonic codec should be removed, and can be found in ROOT > Library > QuickTime
Im have the exact same issue with the importing or P2 files and premere crashing/ hagingup, i on the other hand have been using adobe for over 4 years and never had this issue, i still have CS5 on comp and there are no problems there, kinda silly i cant use CS6 for work....
so what did you exactly do to fix issue??
also i know exactly what porblem u are running into with the aspect ratio problems, been an issue for as long as i have been working with adobe premere and HVX, and i can help u there, simply dont use DVCproHD sequence if you are going to DVD just do a DV widscreen sequence and all the ratio problems will fix when u go to encore. or use DVCproHD sequence but drop the entire sequence you worked on into a DV widscreen sequence or an HDV sequence and resize acordingly (make lager or smaler so fits properly in 16/9) the problem is some of the P2 cameras are not a true 16/9 there like 15/9 or somthing, its odd, anyway thats what i do, it doesnt really ad much time and it workes
Dear adobe plp if you read this, then you know about problem importing, whatever he did dosnt seem like you should have to do that... any questions feel free to contact me.