Final Cut Express and Sony SR7E AVCHD Camorder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AlwaysHopeful, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. AlwaysHopeful macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2007
    Hi Guys,

    I am desperate to get some HD AVCHD footage off my new(ish) camcorder on to my iMac.

    Neither iMovie nor iMove 6HD can transcribe AVCHD so I recently bought Final Cut Express 4.0.

    This package at least accesses the movies on the HDD on the camcorder, but when I use the Log and Transfer or Capture facilities Final Cut lets me select a clip but when it tries to transfer it the application just crashes.

    Am I doing something wrong or is Final Cut incomplete for handling AVCHD, or is it support for my Sony that is the problem.

    Any help gratefully received.

    If I had any hair left I'd be pulling it out by now!!
  2. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I remember reading something somewhere that if you had any mixed mode stuff on the Sony AVCHD stuff (like HD footage and photographs) then it messes up the downloads.

    Also, iMovie08 has the same ability to import and convert AVCHD as Final Cut Express 4 - if I recall correctly.

    The issue you are describing has to do with the Sony, if my memory serves.
  3. AlwaysHopeful thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2007
    Thanks for the help, I deleted the one photo on the camcorder and tried again - but still got the core dump :-(

    Any one actually had some success with this combo?

  4. acto macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2008
    re Final Cut Express and Sony SR7E AVCHD Camorder

    I had problems importing the files ,
    try this apple site .
    Final Cut Express: Ingesting AVCHD clips may not work from the Log and Transfer window "

    This worked for me.
  5. kohane macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2003
    Newton, MA
    And me too. Much thanks.

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