iMovie likes me - Final Cut Express doesn't!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Champale, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Champale macrumors member

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    #1
    Okay, here's one.

    When my camcorder (Canon ZR 10) is hooked up to my laptop, both iMovie and Final Cut Express can see it.

    I can import footage into iMovie no problem. But Final Cut Express first says "No communication" and then when I still try to capture, I get an error screen that says "This operation could not be completed as there is no video."

    What gives?

    I've a) re-booted while the camcorder was still on, b) checked my firewire connection repeatedly -- it's fine since iMovie works okay, c) cursed repeatedly.

    Any thoughts why iMovie captures video ok but Final Cut doesn't?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Have you updated FCE? I think there's an update for it. If you haven't that might do it for you. I know FCE 1 wouldn't launch on my machine if I didn't have a camera connected (which is silly of course) until I patched it... might try that.
     
  3. Champale thread starter macrumors member

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    Aha

    Thanks for the tip.

    Actually I realized I wasn't using the Firewire Basic setting in Easy Setup.

    Doh.

    Silly me. Shoulda searched the web some more. All good now, thanks!
     

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