Sony has released a new version of their XDCAM Transfer Software for Final Cut Pro. The new version is XDCAM Transfer 2.10.0 and is available right now at the Sony UK Site but it should show up on the Sony US site in the next couple of days. It’s a fairly minor update but worth the download. The new functions include: Support for mix recording mode (Mixed Rec) of XDCAM devices, ability to change subclip names, and the ability to edit ASCII Title(Title 1) and write back the metadata to discs. The support for mix format discs is important for 700 & F800 users with the latest firmware on the horizon. For F800 owners (or soon to be owners), slow motion clips are recorded in a slightly different codec, which is not currently supported by Final Cut. So, for now, all slow motion clips will appear with the words “NO CODEC” on them. Final Cut will release an update soon to resolve this. Finally, check out our Sony F900/F800/700 comparison chart, which we created to position the XDCAM cameras.
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