When bundled with a companion app called Import QT, P2 Flow really is a great tool for anyone that uses P2 footage on a Mac, especially if you edit in Final Cut Pro. Some P2 Flow highlights:
- It’s a powerful batch metadata editor, and is far quicker for editing metadata than any other tool I’m aware of.
- It’s got a great feature called Virtual Tape, which lets you combine multiple P2 clips into one big QuickTime reference movie (good for browsing through lots of footage without having to double-click dozens or hundred of files). You can even export a Virtual Tape reference movie to Compressor or DVD Studio Pro, with each individual P2 clip marked as a Chapter in the bigger movie.
- It lets you quickly create proxy videos of all or just a selection of your clips by sending them directly to Compressor or Elgato’s Turbo H.264 USB encoder.
- You can import and edit native files P2 footage in Final Cut Pro, which lets you skip using Final Cut’s Log and Transfer feature to re-wrap the footage as QuickTime files (those QuickTime files lose embedded P2 metadata, by the way, which is another reason to simply edit the native P2 footage instead of converting it into QuickTime).
Anyway, check out the review for more info.