Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 12:12 PM (in response to Oliver Konow)
Confirm you shot in HD on the camera. Your camera will shoot both HD footage and SD footage. If the footage is SD, you will need to follow a different procedure.
If the footage is HD -
Connect the camera to your computer via a USB cable. You may have to select some options on the camera when you plug in the USB cable.
Open FCE 4.0.1 and go to the menu File > Log and Transfer (not Log and Capture).
When the Log and Transfer window opens, it should populate automatically and you can ingest the clip(s) of your choosing.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 12:34 PM (in response to Meg The Dog)
Hi, yes I did shoot in HD. I have already tried loging and transfering from Final Cut Express and iMovie. The log and transfer feature hasn't worked for this camera for a along time. It does however usually work with iMovie. This is what prompted me to use other methods.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 12:44 PM (in response to Oliver Konow)
Did you try to fix your system so that Log and Transfer works?
Log and Transfer is really the best way to ingest from your AVCHD camera as it does the proper transcoding for use in FCE - and it eliminates the need for third party software, or multiple step conversions.
If you want to use third party conversion, you can try Clipwrap -
I believe they have a free trial - but it may be time limited.
Make sure you set the Clipwrap Output format to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC).
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 2:19 PM (in response to Oliver Konow)
Try stepping through the trouble shooter: