Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 10:45 PM (in response to YahYah24)
I don't know about Import from camera because I do not currently have an MPG camera. However, I was unable to do a normal Import from FCP X on the MPG files I shot on an camera I used to have. I did try to use the iVl utility ... available from Mac App Store I think ... and it was able to easily convert the MPG files to a file type that FCP X would like and still maintain the quality of image pretty much. So at least you have one, non-iMovie option. Sorry I could not be of more help. Best wishes.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2011 1:21 PM (in response to YahYah24)
hi YahYah. i saw your tweet about this. looks like your camera isnt supported by fcpx http://help.apple.com/finalcutpro/cameras/en/ so if you don't want to use some compression app, use imovie to import into an event, then open that event in fcpx
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2011 1:26 PM (in response to Emily Chichi)
Emily, thanks so much for the tip/advice. I read on this forum somewhere that I shouldn't do this, but I'm not sure why not. Would you happen to know why someone would say not to import into iMovie first?
p.s. thanks for catching my tweet! Wow!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2011 3:38 PM (in response to YahYah24)
maybe because fcpx makes its own copy of the media so need to make sure you have lots of hard drive space. but after it's in fcpx, if you know you never need it in imovie again, you can go back to imovie, move event to trash + empty trash. also to keep best quality when importing from camera, make sure imovie is set to full original size