6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2011 7:55 PM by elikness
pimentel Level 1 Level 1

How Can I use a SDxc Card 64 Gb as a HD for FCPX

I want to use this card for Editing a small Project since I have an SSD internal drive that is very small..

How can I make it show on the Projects Tab?


Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7)
Solved by pimentel on Aug 5, 2011 5:41 PM Solved

It work!!!!!!!!!!   thanks.....  for the help

Reply by elikness on Aug 5, 2011 11:32 AM Helpful

Does your computer have an SD card slot built-in? Some of the latpops and iMacs do have the card slot built in. If you have a built-in SD card slot you can format the card using Disk Utility as a native Mac OS Extended format. Then it will be recognized by as a usable storage area on your computer, and appear in the Projects Tab. Disk Utility is located under Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility

Reply by pimentel on Aug 5, 2011 12:46 PM Helpful

well I have a 15' macbook Pro Thunderbolt built in serial reader plus the card is an SD xc 64 gigs 25mg per second high speed card..  it should do the job.    

I feel it has something to do with the card format?     

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  • elikness Level 4 Level 4

    Does your computer have an SD card slot built-in? Some of the latpops and iMacs do have the card slot built in. If you have a built-in SD card slot you can format the card using Disk Utility as a native Mac OS Extended format. Then it will be recognized by as a usable storage area on your computer, and appear in the Projects Tab. Disk Utility is located under Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility

  • pimentel Level 1 Level 1

    well I have a 15' macbook Pro Thunderbolt built in serial reader plus the card is an SD xc 64 gigs 25mg per second high speed card..  it should do the job.    

    I feel it has something to do with the card format?     

  • elikness Level 4 Level 4

    That's correct, I'm fairly certain if you format it as if it were a native style Mac HD, it will be recognized by the program and let you start using it.

  • pimentel Level 1 Level 1

    I am thinking of trying it but I am a little hesitant to do it since those cards use a especial format with allows it to read/write at highter speeds..    I will try it later and find out!!!

  • pimentel Level 1 Level 1

    It work!!!!!!!!!!   thanks.....  for the help

  • elikness Level 4 Level 4

    The reason iMovie makes you do this is the size of the video clips can be quite large. The PC formatted sd card might not be able to handle a single movie clip that's bigger than 4GB in size. Formatting it as a Mac OS Extended allows it to save HUGE files bigger than 4GB so you never run into trouble. Good Luck!