Hi everyone, This is my second time transfer with this camera. The first time I used a mac and Final Cut and that was a bit eaiser. But I wanted to have a back up on my PC and Im using Premiere CS5. When I connect the camara and set it to PC on the back my first problem is that the files take forever to even show in Premiere. The second is that when I try and do any kind of transfer from the P2 card to the project it times out. Is there some plugin or some kind of method to get my workflow faster. Im using Vista and its 64bit so I dont think I should be having these kind of problems. Can anyone help?
You need the 64-bit P2 drivers. You also need to use USB with a PC. Finally, copy the files outside of Premiere after you mount the camera's P2 slots, maintaining the folder structure. You can then import using the Media Browser.
Transferring P2 media via firewire was a bust for me on OSX as well. Plug in and copy/converting via USB was and still is(which is what we do almost daily) pretty simple and hassle free. We also go usb on Windows but had to install the P2 Drivers....