Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 6:40 PM (in response to Bowjunky9)
Best to use a card reader.
The camera shoots avchd. If the card struture is intact, you can back up the files to your computer and then import to FCP. If structure has beem altered then yu need to wrap the mts files.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 6:54 PM (in response to Russ H)
Russ, I added this footage to my HD weeks ago to make room the the camera HD for more footage. What do you mean it needs wrap?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 10:48 PM (in response to Bowjunky9)
try showing the package contents on the avchd file, right click or control click, the same on the one it contains, BDMV, then within that there is a stream folder containing the video files 00000.mts, or something similar, try importing these files or doing a coinversion with mpeg streamclip.
let us know how you go.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 12:45 AM (in response to Bowjunky9)
… I added this footage to my HD weeks ago to make room the the camera HD for more footage. What do you mean it needs wrap?
AVCHD is no 'format' but a specific folder-structure.
to allow FCPX to import from there, this COMPLETE files&folders structure has to be intact.
'cause people ignored that, since MacOS 10.8. this folder strucuture is hidden in a pkg-file, which looks like that:
this 'Private' thing is actually a folder, containing folders, containing ....
my screenshot shows a backup or 'archive' of one of my recordings, on an extHDD, inside a folder.
to import such a camera-backup, I choose Import File in FCPX and click down to my backup, 'til this structure gets visible.
in case for whatever reason you have NOT copied the whole SDcards content, it looks like this:
these are the actual 'videos' inside the AVCHD structure (notice the loooong way to it in the breadcrumb down below)
mts is no video-codec, but a 'wrapper' or media-container - inside are the h264 encoded videos. to allow FCPX to import such files, they needed to be re-wrapped from mts>>mov (NOT converted!)
there are commercial solutions such as ClipWrap, or the free reMux tool