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P2 Workflow on Set
•Need an assistant editor or two for media management
•Media must be moved off P2 Cards and backed up to disk
•Card then reformatted and used again


Media management
Items needed from checkout
• Mac G4 Laptop
• P2 Card Reader (P2 Store)
• External Hard Drives (get enough to
have two backups of your media)

 

Must Format
Hard Drives Properly
• Don’t use the drive without formatting
even though it mounts on to desktop
• Could be formatted FAT 32 and is not
formatted properly for video editing
• Drive needs to be NTFS or Mac OS
Extended or Journaled
• Click here for formatting instructions

 

HVX-200 Video Formats and Frame Rate settings
Now Native Frame Rates and Variable Frame Rates
can be recorded to the FS-100(with V.4) and P2 cards
Link to FS-100 helpsheet:


Extracting or Harvesting
Media off of P2 cards
• Two ways of doing this
• Using the Laptop’s PCMIA SLOT
– 2 to 3 times faster than using the P2 Store
on Macintosh
• Using the P2 Store
– Good to use in conjunction with laptop
method or use as an additional backup
option

 

Steps to offloading Media
1. Connect the P2 card reader or P2 store to the
laptop's USB port.
Click for how to use the P2 store
2. Connect the firewire drive to the laptop’s FireWire
port. (MUST OFFLOAD FILES TO EXTERNAL DRIVE.
LAPTOP HAS NO STORAGE SPACE)
3. Insert the P2 card into the P2 card reader
4. Insert the P2 card into the PCMIA slot on laptop
• Move the media to the firewire drive via the finder. Just
drag and drop the “CONTENTS” folder and the
LASTCLIP.TXT file to firewire drive


How to mount the Panasonic P2 Card Reader
AJ-PCS060 on a Windows or a Mac computer
• Connect USB cable between P2 store and Mac or
PC, and then turn on P2
• To change compatibility mode of P2 store
between Mac and Windows:
• Make sure USB LED (A) lights.
• Press HDD Capacity (B), Battery level indicator
button (C) and Cancel button (D) hold down
simultaneously for more than five seconds until
• The color of USB LED (A) is ORANGE for Mac,
GREEN for Windows.
• Disconnect and reconnect the USB 2.0 cable to the
computer to mount the drive.


Importing MXF files (originated from Panasonic
HVX200/P2) into Avid
See Helpsheet:
HOW TO IMPORT MXF FILES INTO AVID
• NOTE AVID DOES NOT MAKE QUICKTIMES LIKE FINAL
CUT. AVID USES THE P2 MXF MEDIA NATIVELY SO DOES
NOT MAKE NEW MEDIA WHEN IMPORTING.
• 1. Copy P2 media on to the Storage Drive in a folder called
Avid MediaFiles>MXF>1
• Go to Drive and look for a folder called AVID MediaFiles inside
that a folder called MXF and then inside that a folder called 1.
• Put all MXF files in the folder called 1.
• The MXF files to import are only the ones located in the VIDEO
and AUDIO folders (under CONTENTS)

 

Making a New Project
in AVID
• Launch AVID
• Create a project that matches
the MXF media frame rate
and aspect ratio.
• Usually 720p/23.976 or
1080p/23.976 or 1080i/59.94.
• Name project and click OK


Bringing Media into AVID Project
• Once AVID launches project go to >Tools > Media Tool
• Select the all the Media Drives and All Projects.
• Make sure that only Master Clips is selected and Click OK


• When the Media Tool opens it shows all the clips
• Select the ones that you created and drag the clips to a newly created bin in the AVID
project.



P2 Final Cut Pro Workflow
Link to helpsheet.pdf
• Step 1: Make a back up footage off of P2 cards
• Step 2: Make a new Final Cut Project and designate Storage
• Step 3: Mount P2 volumes in the Log and Transfer window
• Step 4: Select clips in the Browse area
• Step 5: View clips in the Preview area
• Step 6: Add logging information in the Logging area
• Step 7: Add clips to the Transfer Queue to ingest media

 

• You can import footage into Final Cut Pro directly
from a P2 card, using a P2 card reader or inserting
in the PCMIA slot if laptop has one.
• Will need a P2 driver installed. Checkout laptop is
already configured see link for Panasonic driver
downloads
• [https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/proav/
] support/desk/e/download.htm#p2pcdriver
• Attach a P2 card reader using USB 2.0 cable
connected to the USB 2.0 port on the laptop
• Insert card into the PCMIA slot on Laptop


• ONCE THE CARD READER IS MOUNTED ON DESKTOP INSERT P2
CARD AND DRAG OFF THE FOLDER “CONTENTS” AND THE FILE
LABELED LASTCLIP.TXT see example below.
• All the files on the P2 card will be in labeled the same way so
make a new folder for each card and copy the card contents to
that folder.
• Once files are copied open Final Cut Pro
• Make a new project
• Set “Scratch Disk” and “Logging Bin”
• Open the Log and Transfer tool
• Go to >File>Log and Transfer


Final Cut Log and Transfer
importing workflow
Add additional P2 folders from the Finder by clicking the
add Folder button in the upper-left corner of the Browse
area, choose a P2 folder, then click OK.
• Select a clip in the Browse area of the
Log and Transfer window to view it in the
Preview area.
• Mark an inpoint and an outpoint then click “Add Clip to Queue”
• Or can select the whole clip in the browser and add it to Queue by selecting
“Add Selection to Queue”



Clips will transfer into FCP
• Clips will queue and transfer
• Will automatically load into open Final
Cut project bin
• Media will be converted to Quicktime
files stored in the capture scratch folder
set in system settings

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