Don't see why not. Have I done it? No.......but as long as the camera recognizes your mac output as a "generic dv device" it should be able to. and, of course, once on a card...it can go right to the system at work.....going P2 soon..station has invested with avid. I own a mac w/FCPHD. Can I edit in mac and export back to my P2 camera via FW and then ingest from cam card to the avid system at work?
Should be able to use the P2 import/export functions within FCP to do this. Once the material is placed back on the cards, anything that understands P2 such as the station's Avid system, should be able to ingest it.....going P2 soon..station has invested with avid. I own a mac w/FCPHD. Can I edit in mac and export back to my P2 camera via FW and then ingest from cam card to the avid system at work?
Just to give some perspective from someone who actually has been using Avid since 2000. Avid has been very reliable and stable, editing day in and day out. I now am shooting XDCAM HD (stone age technology) and importing files in Avid, editing in native and transcoded DNXHD and exporting back to XDCAM HD disc and to Blue-ray DVD disc. Great workflow. Oh, yeah and Avid will also edit the proxies, so that I can rough edit in the field and email the edit to the post house. But you can't do that with FCP. I guess it is still in the stone age. Every NLE has its strengths and weaknesses. And if you edit for a living you have to know how to use all the tools.Good luck! you're dealing with AVID which isn't the most reliable editing software out there. We use avid and I like the setup and functions but, lets face it, AVID is stone age technology compared to FCP. In theory your idea should work, and probably would with any other software, but I'm guessing it won't with AVID.