On the card that you are having trouble with:
1) make sure there are no still images
2) make sure there is no non-hd video (log and transfer works with AVCHD HD video clips, not MPEG SD clips)
3) if possible, all the hd video clips should be of one quality/size/format setting
4) in the log and transfer window, click on the gear shaped icon in the top center of the screen to set the Log and Transfer Preferences:
Set the Import Preferences for AVCHD to Plain Stereo:
Click OK, then restart FCP, reconnect the camera and try again.
Thanks much for the help. It looks to me like its AVCHD. The camera put the video in that folder and Voltaic says one of the clips has resolution of 1440 x 1080i. There are no jpgs on the card. All of the clips were shot around the same time. So, they should be of the same settings (although that hasn't been a problem on previous cards when I would change between FXP and XP+).
I changed the stereo setting and restarted Final Cut Pro 7. Still the same behaviors: Ignored the card and rejected the copied version.
Below is a screen shot of the card folder hierarchy.
Message was edited by: gbeberman to put the image in correctly.
Thanks again. Now I'm making progress.
I do have the original card. I tried reading both using FCP via the camcorder. Only the one which worked when mounted on the card reader was seen by Log and Transfer.
Then I tried to view the failing card's scenes using the camcorder's play function. The camcorder didn't see the scenes. It had nothing as being recorded on the card (but that 1.4 GB was still in use). Could it be that the AVCHD index became corrupted? I have no idea how since I have done no manual editing. Is there a way to look at and edit the index contents?
It looks like I will be using a translation utility. Since I just discovered my copy of Voltaic is way out of date and I
I'll be paying for an upgrade or new software, what are now considered the strongest, inexpensive (e.g. Voltaic level) translation tools?
Continued appreciation . . .