Importing from SAMSUNG HMX H300 into FCPX

tobiastimpe

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So, I just recently bought a SAMSUNG HMX H300 FullHD camcorder.

When try to I import the video into Final Cut Pro X, I only get the audio, the video is just black. Since this seemed to be a codec issue, I made a quick 10-second video with my iPhone 4S, tried to import it, and it actually worked, so the issue are the files from my camera.

I checked one of them with VLC, they are standard AVCHD.

I just put a small clip onto my Dropbox, if anyone can help me troubleshoot this, here's the link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6178412/Simple Test File.mp4

Thank you guys in advance!

Tobias Timpe
 

tobiastimpe

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Just simple "Import from Camera" in Final Cut, got my camera connected via USB.
 

tobiastimpe

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So if anyone knows what the problem is, please help!

Again, please download the file on Dropbox and try to import it, should take 2 mins.

Thanks

Tobias
 

tobiastimpe

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So I found out that the Foxreal converter works when I convert it to Apple Intermediate Codec. Any freeware out there that does this?
 
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harddriveowner

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In one of many books, articles or video courses on FCPX I have read,watched or studied over the past few months one thing is emphasized: Don't import from the camera. Copy the files to your hard drive then import them from the hard drive.
Try that.
 

cgbier

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But copy the complete card, not only the video files. iMovie and FCP X need the other files on the card too.
 

oakwalk

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same question

I have a HMX-T10 samsung model and when I move my movie clips from the camcorder to FCP X, it only plays the audio.... any thoughts?
 

coolspot18

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So I found out that the Foxreal converter works when I convert it to Apple Intermediate Codec. Any freeware out there that does this?
You can try ffmpegx and convert it to a lossless codec like FFV1/HUFFYUV.


It's too bad most of the good freeware editing programs are on Windows these days. You can also try VirtualDub + ffdshow tryouts if you have Parallels or bootcamp installed.
 

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