Skip navigation

AVCHD in Final Cut express

1204 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2012 3:10 AM by brown198754 RSS
Thorneloe Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Apr 29, 2012 9:16 AM

Hi,

 

I have a Sony HDR-XR500VE and wish to edit the footage in Final Cut Express.  However, FCE does not seem to recognise the files it produces.  How can I import the footage for editing?

 

Thanks in advance.

Final Cut Express, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 29, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to Thorneloe)

    Hi

     

    Have no AVCHD-Camera but goes by hear-say.

     

    • Connect Camera to Mac via USB

    • Connect Camera to external Power (not just battery)

     

    And now not the Usual Log and Capture... - but Log and Transfer...

     

    If this doesn't work then the AVCHD files might need to be converted and Voltaic™ seems to be the program of choice to do this.

     

    Yours (on hear-say) Bengt W

  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,560 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 29, 2012 6:57 PM (in response to Thorneloe)

    Your camcorder is an AVCHD camcorder.   Your profile indicates you are running OS X 10.5.8 ....

     

    What version of FCE are you using?

    What model Mac are you using?

    Are you trying to capture (log & transfer) from your camcorder into FCE ... or did you just copy files from the camcorder to your Mac and are now trying to edit the files?

     

    You need FCE 4 and an Intel Mac to capture & edit AVCHD video.

  • brown198754 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 6, 2012 3:10 AM (in response to Thorneloe)

    Hi, Final Cut Express is discontinued, in favor of Final Cut Pro X.

     

    • Soundtrack has been removed from the Final Cut Express Box, as well as the export feature to soundtrack.
    • Final Cut Express 4's export option for Flash Video is unstable with Leopard 10.5.4 / QuickTime v7.5 (149.5).
    • Minor support for 1080p.
    • No native support for AVCHD and transcoding facilities (AIC) limited to files from attached cameras only
    • No complete list of input file types.
    • No support for 24 frame/s timeline.
    • No upgrade since August 2008.
    • MP3 (and other sound files) have to be rendered manually in order to show up, otherwise a 1000 Hz beep will repeat.
    • No means of changing the default overwrite edit, which easily results in inadvertent deletion of clips and track material on the Timeline

     

     

    Sony HDR-XR500VE was released in 2009. So, if you can't use Log and Transfer or Log and Capture import XR500VE AVCHD videos to FCE. As I know, you have to use a converter to encode AVCHD to the best codec AIC for FCE.

     

    Hope the reply can give you a big help. Enjoy yourself.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.