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Can't import using Sony DVMC-DA2 in Final Cut Pro X

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tgv1138 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 10, 2011 6:28 AM

I just bought a new Macbook Pro and Final Cut Pro X. I connected my Sony DVMC-DA2 analog to digital converter to my computer and Hi8 camcorder. In the import window I see and hear my video and can click on import. Upon doing so I see the import time increasing but I get no time code. When I click "Stop Importing" and go back to the browser in FCPX, I cannot find any of the video I thought I captured. In older versions of FCP - you could go into the capture settings and disable timecode from device and allow FCP to produce new code. But I can't find that option anywhere in the new version. How can I get this to work? Or is there somewhere else I can look for these video files? They seem to disappear completely.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • R. Mitchell Fore Level 4 Level 4 (3,090 points)
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    Oct 10, 2011 6:34 AM (in response to tgv1138)

    I think FCPX insists on timecode, so capturing through a converter won't work.  What I've done successfully is to capture using the QuickTime X Player.


    Open the Player and select File>New Movie Recording.  In the bottom right of the resulting window, click the down-facing triangle to select the Sony device.  Once you complete the capture, import the resulting file into FCPX.


    You could also probably copy through the converter to dv tape, then capture from that tape.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,625 points)

    I'd be curious to know if this works properly with FCP. QT produces some weird format file, which may be DV Stream.


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