2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2012 5:45 AM by Ian R. Brown
MartinKentishFilms Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I keep getting the message 'Camera missing' when I unplug my camera or SD card when I'm trying to import images on to FCP. What am I doing wrong?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (113,385 points)

    Has the material finished being imported? Are you unmounting the device before you disconnect it?

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (18,545 points)

    Tom's second suggestion is the most likely reason.


    You must never simply unplug or remove a camera or card.


    You have to unmount it first.


    You do this by ctrl-clicking (or right-clicking) on the item's icon on the desktop and selecting "Eject xxx".


    You should then be able to disconnect the device.


    However, you may get a message saying that FCP X is still using it.


    In this case either leave the device connected or shutdown FCP X and then repeat the eject procedure.


    When ejected/unmounted  correctly, the item's icon will disappear from the desktop.