Impoerting to Final Cut Express 4

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by guyddor, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. guyddor macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I want to import my clips from my Sony Handycam DCR-DVD 805 to Final Cut Express 4, I can import the clips to iMovie 09 but I can't do it with Final Cut.


    What to do?

    Thanks
     
  2. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    Open the files in QuickTime, then save (not export) them as .MOV

    They should be able to import into FCE with no generation loss.


    If that fails, you may need to export them as Apple Intermediate Codec from QuickTime.
     
  3. guyddor thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, but when I connect my camcorder

    to my Mac, it's appear as a disc in the Finder
     
  4. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    What format are the files on the camcorder disk?

    Have you tried:
    Camcorder > iMovie > QT Export (AIC) > FCE. ?
     
  5. foshizzle macrumors regular

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    of course it will appear as a disc in finder - it records to DVD correct?

    You should be able to open the disc and do what the second post said.

    I believe it records to MPEG2 correct?

    Have you tried the log and transfer in FCE? Plug your camera in, open final cut then hit command+shift+8 and it will come up. wait a few minutes to see if the clips will load in the new window. If not add them manually - theres a folder button that will let you browse, just choose the mounted disc on your mac.
     

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