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#1 Andy O'Neil

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:25 PM

I shot ten minutes of footage on the hvx-200 on a 4GB P2 card.

I then copied the material from the full 4GB P2 card to my 60GB P2 Store.

I plugged the P2 Store into my G5 via USB 2.0 hoping the P2 Store would show up as an external hard drive on my desktop. No Dice.

Does anyone know if this is a compatibility issue with Mac's operating system?
Is it a user issue? (Me)

Please note that if I am to plug the P2 Store into my G5 via USB and I insert the 4GB P2 card into the P2 Store, a drive does pop up onto the desktop (it is called [NO NAME]),so I know the P2 Store can work as a host for P2 cards, but I want to be able to use the P2 store independently, without the use of P2 cards.

Thanks,
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#2 Andy O'Neil

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 05:48 PM

For those of you who have run into this problem, let me know, because I found the answer posted on dvxuser, the answer was actually posted today. It's a matter of formatting your P2 Store for Mac. By holding down a set of buttons on your P2 Store, an LED light changes from Green to Orange, signifying that your P2 Store is now Mac ready.

If I remember correctly, you hold down the HDD CAP button and the CANCEL button simultaneously and then push the BATTERY CAP button after five seconds, so that ultimately you're holding down all three buttons at once. Press these buttons until the USB LED light flickers to Orange. Bingo! You're set. The P2 store is the recognized by Mac OS X.

Nonetheless, I have run into another problem - importing those files from the P2 Store into FCP doesn't quite work for me yet.

With the P2 Store plugged and recognized on the desktop as [NO NAME] I open FCP.

File>Import>Panasonic P2...

An IMPORT PANASONIC P2 window opens showing all the clips I shot in thumbnail view. I can select one or more or all of the clips and hit IMPORT. If I do this, I get an error message. The error message is as follows:

"One or more P2 clips failed to import; probable incomplete or corrupt files."

No dice.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 06:52 PM

MXF is clearly... The Future!

Ahem. Sorry. I'll just go now...
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#4 Andy O'Neil

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 08:33 PM

lol, i know, i know...

just to let you know, i was finally able to import the p2 files after upgrading from FCP 5.0.3 to 5.0.4.

but there's plenty more that could go wrong later...i'm sure.
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