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

    Jul 23, 2004
    Chicago, USA
    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


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    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

    Jul 23, 2004
    Chicago, USA

    Thanks for the tip.

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


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

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