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  • northphoto Level 1 Level 1

    I tried reimporting using the usb2 card reader again and some of the clips that failed before imported OK but some / most are failing?


    I'm calling it a night here, but if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know


    thanks again


  • northphoto Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Everyone,


    I am still haveing issues with the importing of my AVCHD files.

    Here is what I have done so far and the results


    1. I tried deleting the prefrence files in Libraries for FCPX

         this didn't seem to do much for me.

    2. I unistalled and reinstalled FCPX

         this seemed to work, but after about 8 imported AVCHD files it failed

         I reimported the files and a few imported but I was still getting failures

    3. I used mac clense to uninstall FCPX again, this program actually goes out and compleatly deletes all files associated with FCPX.  I then reinstalled FCPX again and this seemed to work well I only had about 3 files not import.  I then shutdown FCPX and restarted my mac and 1 more AVCHD file imported.


    So here is the thing,  when I reinstalled FCPX the imports were flying by going very quickly, then they slowed down, for example in the begining the import of a single similar size AVCHD file took about 30 - 40 sec then after about 10 imports the same size AVCHD file took about 3-4 min to import???


    I even tried to use Wondershare program to convert the AVCHD file to a FCPX usable file then imported them, but for whatever reason FCPX did not like those files and FCPX would lock up with the spinning wheel more often than not, and when trying to export to YouTube it would fail.


    If anyone has any clues to this please let me know, I will continue to work on this.  If anyone needs any screen shots or other outputs please let me know.


    I'm going to try a few things next

    I'm going to try to switch to FXP from MXP 24p to 17p to see if this helps, I'm not happy about this but if i'm able to import and edit in 17p / FXP mode this will help.


    the other thing I may try before doing this is possibly pausing the video more often, again not what I want to do but it seems like the shorter videos importred without any issues....


    I know I'm reaching here, and it doesn't seem like there is a difinitive issues ether, but any help or ideas would be great.




  • Michigan One Fly Level 2 Level 2


    Have you gotten to the bottom of this issue ye?  I recently switched my GH 30 to AVCHD form H.264 and now I am seeing the same errors.

    I started a thread of my own on this before I found yours.

  • babylonslim Level 2 Level 2

    If all else fails - espeacially if the original directory structure is not availibale on your card, then use ClipWrap. It works well. I have used it for students that saved just the clips from their cards and renamed them thus corrupting the original file structure that the camera created.

  • Michigan One Fly Level 2 Level 2

    I got this to work in my case by changing the media storage location.  The default was to harddrive root.  I selected the library for projects and events and then it worked for me.

  • northphoto Level 1 Level 1

    the only way I can get them to import is by using Wondershare to convert them to a Final Cut Pro format, actually I can't even use the wondershare quick settings, I have to give if specific settings and create a custome conversion.  It takes about 15 sec for each 4-5 min AVCHD video clip to convert.  After I convert them all I am able to import them into FCPX without any issue.  If you need more info on how I did this please let me know.  Here is the link to the wondershare software. ppc&utm_campaign=bingvewinhttp://

  • Michigan One Fly Level 2 Level 2

    Thank you for your update.  Right now it's looking like I am good to go.  As long as I specify to copy the files into the Library that FCPX created, all is well.  I'll be trying another import tonight.

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