Importing clips from a CF card to the computer (XF305/XF300)
Article ID: ART115508 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 11/04/2015
 

Description

Importing clips from a CF card to the computer (XF305/XF300)

Solution

Using Canon XF Utility, import the clips from a CF card to the computer.You can import all the clips at once or select which clips to import.

Although we are using Mac OS X as an example to explain the procedures, the same procedures apply to Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Reading a CF card with the computer

1. Start Canon XF Utility.

2. Insert a CF card into the card slot of the card reader connected to the computer. When the CF card is correctly recognized by Canon XF Utility, it will automatically appear in the list of available media in the media panel.*
* Only CF cards that were initialized using the camcorder and have the designated folder structure will be correctly recognized.

: Clips Panel
: Preview Panel
: Media Panel

NOTE
  • Multiple instances of XF Utility cannot be opened simultaneously.
  • Use of a commercially-available, UDMA-compatible card reader is recommended.
REFERENCE
If CF cards are inserted into CF card slots(A and B), CF cards can be recognized by Canon XF Utility.
For details on how to directly connect the camcorder to a computer, please see Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer (XF305/XF300).

Importing all clips at once (Media Backup)

You can import all the clips contained in a CF card at once by backing up the CF card. When you back up a CF card, a virtual media is created automatically.

1. In the media panel, select the CF card you want to back up ().

2. Click the Backup Media tool().
  • You can also use the menu by clicking [File] -> [Backup Media].

3. Only when backing up a CF card that has already been backed up previously, you will be asked to select the type of backup you want to create.
  • Select [Full Backup] to import all the clips again or [Incremental Backup] to back up only those clips that have not been imported previously.

4. Click Yes().
  • A virtual media will be created automatically () and the clips will be copied to the local folder on the computer.
  • If in step 3 you selected the [Incremental Backup] option, any new clips will be copied to the folder used for the original backup.
  • Click [Cancel] to interrupt the operation.
  • When the backup operation is completed, a confirmation dialog box will show the name automatically given to the virtual media. (The name of the virtual media represents the date and time of the backup operation.)

5. Click [OK].

NOTE
You can select the local folder used for backup files. Click [Canon XF Utility] -> [Preferences].
If using a Windows computer, you can change the local folder for backup files by selecting [Tools] -> [User Configuration].
  • If you prefer, you can rename virtual media later.(*)
  • Depending on the system used (the computers performance specifications, transfer rate of the CF card, etc.), importing clips can take some time.
* For details on how to rename media, see the instruction manual of Canon XF Utility.

Importing selected clips

You can select which clips to import to the computer from the clips recorded on a CF card. In such case, you will need to create in advance a virtual media in the local folder on the computer where you want to save the clips.

1. If necessary, create a new virtual media.(*)
* For details on how to create a new media, see the instruction manual of Canon XF Utility.

2. In the media panel, select the CF card that contains the clips you want to import().

3. In the clips panel, select the clips you want to import().

  • To select multiple, non-successive clips: Click the desired clips while holding the key ( + Click).
If using a Windows computer, click the desired clips while holding down the Ctrl key (Ctrl + Click).
  • To select multiple, successive clips: Click the first clip and then click the last clip while holding the Shift key (Shift + Click).
  • To select all clips: Click [Edit] -> [Select All].

4. Drag the selected clips to the icon of the desired virtual media in the media panel().
  • The selected clips will be copied to the local folder corresponding to the selected virtual media.
  • Click [Cancel] to interrupt the operation.

NOTE
Depending on the system used (the computers performance specifications, transfer rate of the CF card, etc.), importing clips can take some time.

SIMS Doc Id

8200880600