2.5 hr shot @ 50Mbits 1080p 29.97
Copy 60GB using USB-2 for the reader and FW-800 to the drive > 30min > 1/5 realtime
FCP-7 (with Canon XF plugin installed)
WARNING DO NOT UPGRADE TO OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion!
Log & Transfer to Prores 422 using 2009 Core Duo macbookpro > Realtime, half realtime with i7 Quad-core
FCP-X can edit immediately (but secretly transcodes to Prores 422 when the machine is idle)
AVID (with Canon XF AMA plugin)
Can edit immediately with AMA
Transcode to DNxHD-45 > (using i7 2.7GHz) > half realtime
-Transcoding in FCP or AVID seems to be half realtime with an i7 Quad-core CPU.
-Avid & FCP-X have the advantage of being able to read and edit the card immediately.
-I still have to test editing with DNxHD-45 and then relinking to the AMA files or the other way around. Don’t know what the limit is on how many hours you can link with AMA