1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 5, 2013 8:27 AM by Jim_Simon

    XDCAM .mp4 import

    NIkko Hull Level 1

      So I've read multiple discissons on XDCAM but have yet to find a solution to my particular problem.


      I have the raw mp4 files from xdcam which was improperly copied off (without the file structre) the memory card by the person before me. The original memory cards are gone so there's no way to re capture. Premier cs6 and FCP both can't read the files, Premier has a "no video or audio streams" Error.

       

      I have tried to change the container to .mxf but then I get a "general error" on import. I know you can get a codec from Calibrated{Q} but I can't afford the $150 price tag. Is it as simple as me missing a codec or is there something I can do to the footage to make it readable by Premier OR FCP (I can then transcode to an intermediate codec)

       

      Does anyone have any suggestions?

       

      Thanks,
      Nikko

       

      The media Info on the files is:

       

      General

      Complete name                            : E:\Work - 2\Masters Exibition\Lisa_folder\Footage_lisa\TAKE_2\Lisa_take2_SONY_EX3\288_0448_01\288_0448_01.MP4

      Format                                   : MPEG-4

      Commercial name                          : XDCAM EX 35

      Format profile                           : Base Media / Version 2

      Codec ID                                 : mp42

      File size                                : 190 MiB

      Duration                                 : 43s 640ms

      Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable

      Overall bit rate                         : 36.5 Mbps

      Encoded date                             : UTC 2013-02-18 00:07:57

      Tagged date                              : UTC 2013-03-05 05:25:24

       

       

      Video

      ID                                       : 1

      Format                                   : MPEG Video

      Commercial name                          : XDCAM EX 35

      Format version                           : Version 2

      Format profile                           : Main@High

      Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes

      Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom

      Format settings, GOP                     : M=3, N=12

      Codec ID                                 : 61

      Duration                                 : 43s 640ms

      Bit rate mode                            : Variable

      Bit rate                                 : 35.0 Mbps

      Width                                    : 1 920 pixels

      Height                                   : 1 080 pixels

      Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9

      Frame rate mode                          : Constant

      Frame rate                               : 25.000 fps

      Standard                                 : Component

      Color space                              : YUV

      Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0

      Bit depth                                : 8 bits

      Scan type                                : Progressive

      Compression mode                         : Lossy

      Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.675

      Stream size                              : 182 MiB (96%)

      Language                                 : English

      Encoded date                             : UTC 2013-02-18 00:07:57

      Tagged date                              : UTC 2013-02-18 00:07:57

      Color primaries                          : BT.709

      Transfer characteristics                 : BT.709

      Matrix coefficients                      : BT.709

       

       

      Audio

      ID                                       : 2

      Format                                   : PCM

      Format settings, Endianness              : Big

      Format settings, Sign                    : Signed

      Codec ID                                 : twos

      Duration                                 : 43s 640ms

      Bit rate mode                            : Constant

      Bit rate                                 : 1 536 Kbps

      Channel(s)                               : 2 channels

      Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz

      Bit depth                                : 16 bits

      Stream size                              : 7.99 MiB (4%)

      Language                                 : English

      Encoded date                             : UTC 2013-02-18 00:07:57

      Tagged date                              : UTC 2013-02-18 00:07:57