To install the plugin on Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8 you have to temporarily change your system version number to Lion 10.7.2!
1. Go to HD:/System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist
2. Copy the file to the Desktop
3. Open the original with a text editor and change the string value of 'ProductVersion' and 'ProductUserVisibleVersion' to '10.7.2'.
4. Save & Overwrite.
5. Install the plugin
6. Move back the original SystemVersion.plist from the Desktop
I hope Canon will fix this installer issue.
The imported files are in native format as promised by Apple. QuickTime player 7 reports them as Apple XDCAM HD422 format
It doesn't work for me... When I open an archive, I can't browse my backup files (backed up with XF utility)
What I did is : open FCP X, import from camera and all the medias go to an "original medias" file... In that way I don't use anymore XF Utility... But I still wonder... Is that the good way to work? Any advice? Thanks!
I'm not sure if I understand your problem but XF Utility stores backups in folders named like this: "20111214140700" If you select such a folder all the clips appear in the FCP X import window and can be imported.
Your second method to import directly from the CF card works but you loose the original files with all the Metadata and there's no backup after you've erased the card. I don't know if this matters to you.
The XF plugin puts QuickTime movies into the Original Media folder as shown in the attachment below. Those files are full quality MPEG2 without any transcoding but if you make a copy of the card either by copying the entire folder structure or using the XF Utility you keep all the MXF format metadata.
Who knows whats possible in future XF utility versions? You can for instance right now remove all picture profiles and reset the footage. Something you can't do with the QuickTime movies. Or you can look up what picture profile settings a certain clip has. Or what the shutter speed, arperture or gain was used.
I will still backup my cards using the XF utility but it's of course no longer neccessary if all you want is cutting your footage.
Yes, you can select a range of a clip in the Import From Camera window and only import that section. Works on any format in that window. Has since 10.0.0. And an orange range line shows up showing what section(s) of clips have been imported.
What's not mentioned in the steps above is that you have to enter your administrator password in order to be able to make changes. I do not remember exactly but in one of the warning dialogs there is a button that allows this.
It's also possible that you have to be logged in as an administrator right away. I was.
I thought I was the administrator, but have never needed the verification. I have a password, of course, but I don't know where the permissions are located. I guess I'll just have to do some looking around. Unfortunately, I'm not a tech person, so it's hit and miss. I can see the permissions, but I can't change them. Alas. thanks anyway.