.mpg/final cut pro HELP

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Joeski, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Joeski macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    I am trying to edit a small video project in Final Cut Pro. It was shot with a Sony handcam. When i plug the camera in to my MacBook thru its USB, the camera is not recognized by FCP. It does come up as a drive, and I can view the files there. The files do not play in quicktime either, I can only view them through VLC player.

    What can I do to get FCP to recognize the files so I will be able to edit them? FCP does not recognize the camera, and will not import the files. Quicktime says 'the file is not a movie'.

    I believe both programs have the most recent update.
  2. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    Try the MPEG-2 plugin for QuickTime. $20 at Apple.com.
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Try using MPEG Streamclip to convert the files in to DV-NTSC QuickTimes.

  4. Joeski thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    This is telling me I need to buy the plug-in from Apple. Suggestions?

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