This thread could easily have been called My Quest For Clip View I: The Camera Archive, but I'll try to make it simple:
I'm loving the clip view function in Final Cut Pro 10.0.6 (with its extended selection functions), but at first it seemed to only be available for me when importing from Cameras, such as my iPhone here:
Whenever I wanted to import something from Devices or Favorites, there was only the list view to choose from:
I went through Larry Jordan's new import guide, and he was most definitely able to get to the clip view from a folder on one of his external drives, which he had added to Favorites:
I tried to mimic him, and stuck a few clips in a local folder (note: not external) called Source Media.
As you can see, still no clip view available for me, but all of a sudden the Create Archive... button was available. I'd seen YouTube videos of the clip view being available from Camera Archives, but was not able to create one from the iPhone (I suppose the iPhone is not a "proper" camera), but it would be worth trying to make one now. I am aware of the "mounting bug" that a few people seem to have, where you have to show the package contents of your new archive in Finder, and then rename it to make it show up in Final Cut after creating an archive (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRGOQghEV-4), but mine went through fine, and here I am with my new Camera Archive with clip view:
So - yes, I was able to find a workaround, and I suppose you're able to create a Camera Archive from any folder that solely contains clips (it's not available from Downloads etc.), but how on earth did Larry somehow magically manage to achieve this from a seemingly regular folder? Yes, his folder might well have been a direct copy of an SD card, but still...
So my question is: How do I import files from a local Devices or Favorites folder with the clip view (without creating a camera archive)?