FCP importing .mov files help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mrfox0707, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. mrfox0707 macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009
    Hi, I'm new to using FCP and Mac's in general and would love some help.

    To start out with I'm a newbi and surly have done this the hard way.

    I shot some video with my vid cam that uses mini DV taps.

    I captured the video from my camera using iMovie HD and exported them as quicklime files. (.mov)

    When I take these files and try to import them into FCP I get this error message: File Error: 1 files(s) recognized, 0 access denied, 1 unknown.

    I have FCP version 4.5 And I know, now, I can just capture the video form my camera into FCP but my fire wire cable is broken :(

    Is there anything I can do to get these .mov files into FCP without having to convert them to .DV

    Because it take my iMac 4-8 hours to convert them.

    Any help would be grand thanks
  2. lokibrehm macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2009
    If I didn't misunderstand your question, I think the quickest way to get the files from your imovie into FCP is to select all the clips you need on your imovie timeline, drag them to a folder of your choosing, then after the files are done copying just select those files from the folder and drop them into your final cut project.
    hope that helps :)
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    If your Firewire cable is broken, how did you capture the footage in iMovie? Why not get a new Firewire cable?

    .DV (DV Stream) is only used by iMovie - not by FCE or FCP.

    Also, what type of iMac are you using?


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