6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2010 3:58 PM by David S.
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Hey, my school is having problems with FCP.

We just updated to iMacs (OSX 10.6.4, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3) and we are running FCP 7.0.3. We are using Canon Vixia HV30s and HV40s (HDV) and Panasonic PV-GS500s (SD DV) to film for our Video Tech classes.

Here's the problem: Our Canon's aren't capturing to FCP. At the beginning of the year they were working fine, but now the Canons won't capture consistently and some of the Panasonics are no longer capturing. When we plug them in (using Firewire) FCP doesn't even recognize that a camera is attached.

We originally thought that we would need to send them in for repair, but we decided to try capturing using our old Windows computers and Adobe Premiere - the camera that wouldn't capture on the iMacs connected and captured just fine on Premiere.

Here's the strangest part: sometimes, if we switch computers (we have 24 in our Mac Lab) the camera will capture. Same wire, same setup, but sometimes it work and sometimes it does not.

Help me, Apple Community - you're my only hope!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)