Importing P2 video data to Final Cut and problems with partition formats

We had some problems with importing video from a P2 card to Final Cut Pro. It seems that the P2 contents can not be inside a HFS+ volume. At least that’s the only reasonable common thing which we found as we hammered out heads against the wall for the better part of the day. We tried to copy the P2 contents to an external harddrive, which we transported to the editing machine. We were using Final Cut Pro 6.0.2 with latests (as retrieved from Panasonic site March 23, 2008) P2 drivers for OS X. Once we formated a small portable disk to single primary partition formated to FAT32 the Final Cut finally found the contents and we were able to leave for Sauna while FCP imported the videos \o/

Things to remember when buying from Apple Store

I just ordered iPod Nano from Apple Store. I entered my shipping address and gsm number to the forms and payed it by visa. No problems here. But for some reason, the gsm number does not transform correctly from the Apple Stores internal systems to TNT (the courier which apple uses, as confirmed by the nice girl in TNT customer service: The phone numbers from apple are usually just some junk and they can’t read them). I solved the situation by calling TNT customer service and they re-cheduled the delivery for tomorrow.

Next time, I will call TNT customer service in advance to report them my gsm number and tell them when I would be at my home (or some other place) so that the courier don’t need to come to my front door to notice that I’m not home :)