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I wouldn’t recommend FCP X. If you’re using FCP7, stick with that.
Ideally you want to use an I/O card, such as an AJA Kona card or BlackMagic card. The model you purchase is dependent on your camera’s output options. If you recorded 1080p, then it’s like your camera has an HDMI output. In that case, I’d go with the BlackMagic Intensity Pro. But without more information, it’s hard to guide you to which product will be best.
Ideally it would be a good idea to record to a RAID. It will be able to handled the steady stream of data better than a single hard drive, especially for such a long period of time.
Once you have your camera connected to the I/O card and your RAID connected to your computer, use Log and Capture to capture in FCP to capture live video directly to the RAID. Once the shoot concludes, take the resulting clip into Compressor to encode for Vimeo.