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You don't need to capture cards. Just put the footage on your comuter. Read the manual. I think you have to use USB to transfer the data with camera but it's slower. You don't 'capture' P2 cards. That's kinda the whole point of a tapeless workflow. Also don't forget to instal Panasonic drivers.
This isn't a premiere problem because you don'y need a single program to get p2 footage on your computer. Again read the manual or check Panasonic's site.
I had a suspicion that I read somewhere that I needed the USB 2 cable so, I went out and got one and I am now able to copy the MXF files to the computer. Thanks for your help.
The next thing is to get all the best workflow and associated settings on the camera and then in Premiere or After effects. For the work we are doing, AE might be a better option for us.
Workflow settings in Ppro and AEFX are easy.
Create a Project at the same setting as the footage you shot eg 720p
and Create an AEFX comp same dimension as the footage you shot.
The presets work fine.
you should get a card reader. They're real cheap for desktops. like 15bucks and way faster than USB.
Presets work fine except when shooting 24p 24pa. You have to 'interpret footage' and deal with interlacing in the preview. Don't worry though 'just a few extra clicks'. In premiere you can lasso the bunch and do it all at once but not in AE. Decide to add a clip later in the edit 'Interpret Footage'. When you bring CS3 comps into CS4 the files framerates are correct, this just for new projects. Oh yeah except in After Effects, old project or next 'Interpret' each clip.
But hey at least you don't have to 'Interpret' each clip when mixing different media formats right?
>you should get a card reader. They're real cheap for desktops. like 15bucks and way faster than USB.
Got a link to the card reader you are using Josh?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000073&Description=PCMCIA&bo p=And&Order=PRICE Here's a bunch
I think this is the one I have. Had it for 3-4 years now.
Have a microATX little box computer that fits 4 hard drives(wanna back up to at least 2 harddrives). Hooks up to my Camera/monitor so it's easy to dump cards. No need for a laptop.
I am looking for an external PCMCIA card reader that I can attach (somehow) to a desktop system.
There are times that I do not want to Ingest via my laptop and an external HD.
No way I am buying the Panasonic Card Reader.
(I did not quite understand what your set up is.)
I just gave links for readers that go into desktops. They just plug right into your computers PCI slot. I don't know about external ones.
n the absence of an external solution, I will get slot cards for the desktops.