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

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?

Solved by Tom Wolsky on Jul 3, 2012 4:57 AM Solved

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

Reply by Ian R. Brown on Jul 3, 2012 5:45 AM Helpful

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.

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  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

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

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    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.