8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2011 9:41 PM by CyberdyneMedia
CyberdyneMedia Level 1 (0 points)
Please choose a folder whose directory structure matches supported media.

I am getting the above error when trying to log and transfer from my HDD. If i plug in my camera i can see and transfer from that source no problem. I have even tried copying BACK files onto the camera and they do not show up in the transfer window under the last clip.

Once i take files off my camera to my HDDs are they not able to be imported into FCP?


I am working with a Sony HDR12 with MTS files.

Thanks.

MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Doody Level 2 (275 points)
    Are you copying the EXACT card structure to your HD? You can't just transfer the MTS files.



    pJ

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  • Nick Holmes Level 7 (29,990 points)
    If you copy the recordings from AVCHD cameras, you must copy the entire storage device with its directory structure intact.

    I have even tried copying BACK files onto the camera and they do not show up in the transfer window under the last clip.


    There is no information for those clips in the AVCHD storage device's directory index files. That means there is no way for the computer to find them.

    Your last resort is most likely [ClipWrap|http://www.divergentmedia.com/clipwrap] now, unless you can get the storage device exactly back into the state it is supposed to be according to the index file.
  • CyberdyneMedia Level 1 (0 points)
    for the past year i've been shooting footage and using Voltaic to convert the MTS files to be compatible with my old G5 and Final Cut. I recently purchased a new MacPro and would like to edit all the footage i have backed up on my externals without having to go through the days of converting, plus the storage of it uncompressed. (17gb per 11min)

    whats the easiest way to import MTS files into FCP? my buddy has been shooting on his camera too, and has backed up all that footage as well.
  • Doody Level 2 (275 points)
    If you have the MTS files and need to convert, as suggested above, use Clipwrap. It can work directly with the files.

    Log and Transfer will not work without the card structure in tact.

    "would like to edit all the footage i have backed up on my externals without having to go through the days of converting, plus the storage of it uncompressed"

    Also, are you asking if you can edit DIRECTLY with MTS without converting?

    pJ

    Message was edited by: Doody
  • CyberdyneMedia Level 1 (0 points)
    yeah there is no way i can get the directory back to the way it was. i have no idea what it looked like. i guess CW it is then.

    Thanks guys. i'll post if i mess this up!
  • Nick Holmes Level 7 (29,990 points)
    ClipWrap is easy. Drag your clips from the Finder into the ClipWrap interface, choose the ProRes LT codec at bottom left and hit the Convert button at bottom right. Choose a destination directory. Wait.
  • Shane Ross Level 8 (42,795 points)
    From now on...do this: Tapeless Workflow for FCP 7 Tutorial

    Shane

  • CyberdyneMedia Level 1 (0 points)
    Clipwrap worked flawlessly. It even fixed a corrupted file i had.

    Thanks everyone.