rs170a wrote on 10/20/2011, 1:24 PM
Is she going to render it our for you or are you going ti import the original footage yourself?
If it's the former, as long as you have a recent version of QuickTime on your computer, you should be able to open it.
If it's the latter, where did the footage originally come from?

kairosmatt wrote on 10/20/2011, 1:29 PM
Is it a DVX camera (as in Panasonic DVX100)?

If that's the case, does FCP transcode DV to ProRes on capture? If not, no reason why it shouldn't work in Vegas-its just DV.

Can you get the original tapes and capture it yourself?

PaulJG wrote on 10/20/2011, 2:05 PM
Thanks for all the responses.

I would capture it, but it is over 70 hours of footage along with scans photos, and audio. All on a 1 TB hard drive.

If I can just copy the hard drive and use the file as is, then that would save me googles of time.

Oh the project is a Documentary.
rs170a wrote on 10/20/2011, 2:10 PM
If you're going to give her a drive to copy the footage, do yourself a favour and buy a copy of MacDrive.
It's only $50 and will allow you to read from and write to a Mac-formatted drive like it was a Windows drive.
I use it and love it :)

musicvid10 wrote on 10/20/2011, 2:38 PM
Maybe they mean the footage is from a Panasonic DVX-100.
PaulJG wrote on 10/20/2011, 2:54 PM
I didn't think of that.

PaulJG wrote on 10/20/2011, 3:09 PM
So with this program, I will be able to copy from her mac external hard drive to a Windows external hard drive?

After the transfer or copy of the video, will I still need the MacDrive Software to read it?
FrigidNDEditing wrote on 10/20/2011, 3:25 PM
Vegas reads ProRes in QT wrapper just fine as far as I know. You won't be able to open any of her projects obviously, and it doesn't work terribly nicely with EDL's from FCP, but the actual files you should be able to access.

TheRhino wrote on 10/25/2011, 1:13 PM
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