Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 11:10 PM (in response to tcooll77)
Things to check regarding the drive:
Is it connected with a firewire cable?
Is it formatted to Mac OS Extended?
If your Mac has 4 gig of RAM that should be fine.
Also knowing the exact footage you are using and what Sequence the footage is working with, will help us to further assist.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 3:48 PM (in response to tcooll77)
my external is connected via USB port. is there something i need to change? what is the difference between that and a firewire?
I believe it is formatted to mac but maybe i should re format to be certain?
I am shooting my videos with a canan hfs-10
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 1:02 AM (in response to tcooll77)
To check the format of the drive, right click the icon on the Desktop and select
Get Info. The format will be in the info.
USB is not recommended for video work, you may however "get away with it."
See here for details:
Your Canon can shoott several types of footage. FCE will only work directly with Interlaced not Progressive.
Also make sure the Easy Setup is an AVCHD selection to match the camera output.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 12:23 AM (in response to tcooll77)
"can the USB be replaced with a flywire since that cable can be removed from the external?"
If the external drive has a connection port for either 400 or 800 firewire you can use one of those ports to connect with a firewire cable to your Mac.
If USB port/s are only available on the external, No, you can't swap to firewire.
You require an external with firewire port/s for firewire connection.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 9:07 PM (in response to Alchroma)
thank you alchroma, i will look into this i believe it can be done.
i think i am going to go to the mac store and find out more information.
this production endeavour is one i want to take up but i just have no background or person/place to show me.
i have the "drive" though lol