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HT4724 Importing from my camera or SD Card

309 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2012 5:45 AM by Ian R. Brown RSS
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I keep getting the message 'Camera missing' when I unplug my camera or SD card when I'm trying to import images on to FCP. What am I doing wrong?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)

    Has the material finished being imported? Are you unmounting the device before you disconnect it?

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,420 points)

    Tom's second suggestion is the most likely reason.


    You must never simply unplug or remove a camera or card.


    You have to unmount it first.


    You do this by ctrl-clicking (or right-clicking) on the item's icon on the desktop and selecting "Eject xxx".


    You should then be able to disconnect the device.


    However, you may get a message saying that FCP X is still using it.


    In this case either leave the device connected or shutdown FCP X and then repeat the eject procedure.


    When ejected/unmounted  correctly, the item's icon will disappear from the desktop.


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