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Old March 28th, 2010, 11:26 PM   #1
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Help - Just got a HV40 - use with FCP?

Can someone walk me through importing footage from a Canon VIXIA HV40 into FCP7? So far, I can't get FCP's Log and Capture to recognize the camera, but I'm not sure if it's the firewire connection or whether I don't know how to set the correct settings for this camera/footage.

From the camera, I'm using a DV to Firewire 400 cable with a Firewire 800 adapter (because my new mac doesn't have any FW400 ports and this is what B&H recommended).

What are the standard FCP settings/codec for footage shot with the HV40? If someone could describe what they've done capturing footage into FCP (even if you're using FW400), it would be greatly appreciated!

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Old April 15th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #2
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Is there anything else plugged into any firewire port on your mac? The reason I ask is because I have an HV30 and if anything else is plugged in (like an external harddrive) the camera doesn't play nice and FCP won't recognize it.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #3
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Lauren,

I don't think the log and transfer function works like normal with the HV30/40.

You have to use the Capture Now button.

Make sure your settings are correct on camera for playback/transfer.

With camera off, cable the camera to computer, turn camera on, and then launch FC.

See if this helps.

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