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I am having trouble importing long HDV footage

Hi, I'm using Avid Xpress Pro version 5.7. I shoot on a Canon Vixia HV30, 1080/24p mode. I have not been able to capture from this camera into Avid, so maybe figuring out how to do that could be a solution, but here is the current problem:

I capture my footage in Adobe Premier CS3, and then import that footage into Avid Xpress Pro. Normally, I have not had any problems with this method. In fact, it has been downright convenient because Avid "quick imports" this footage much faster than other file formats I've tested out.

Anyway, I have only been capturing maybe 20 minutes of footage at a time, until now. I have a footage-heavy project and I must capture entire tapes at a time. I have made several attempts to import this footage into Avid but it fails every time with some error to the effect of "Exception: AudioElementaryStreamParser"

How can I fix this problem? Each file is about 01:01:00 long, and about 12GB. Is there some kind of cap on file import size? All of my Drives are NTFS formatted, so I shouldn't have problems with FAT32 filesize limits. If I absolutely have to, I can go back and re-capture my footage in smaller chunks, but the problem is that I have 26 hours of footage that I'll have to go through again. If there is some simple solution (or even not so simple) then let me know please.

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Most Canon VIXIA HF series and other VIXIA series camcorders record video in high definition using a special codec (compression/decompression) called AVCHD, for example, Canon VIXIA HF11, VIXIA HF R11, VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HF R100, etc store videos in HD format using AVCHD compression and the files have MTS extension. For Mac users, it's virtually impossible to edit Canon VIXIA AVCHD footage natively in FCP due to different video codec and taking large space.

But also some of Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders can support iMovie' 09 or iMovie' 11. You can check the list of Canon VIXIA HF camcorders compatible with iMovie' 09 as follows:
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So if you would like to edit Canon VIXIA AVCHD video in FCP, you need to convert these AVCHD MTS files to FCP supported video format like MOV, MP4, DV, then you can import them to FCP for editing.

Doremisoft Canon VIXIA to FCP Converter is specially designed for Mac users to convert camcorder video like Canon VIXIA video, Sony HDR video, Panasonic HDC video, etc to Final Cut Pro MOV/MP4/DV. It also supports converting video including MTS/M2TS/TS/TRP(AVHD H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 HD), MKV, etc to MOV, MP4, AVI, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV, etc.

Doremisoft Mac AVCHD Converter not only have the ability to convert HD videos to SD (Standard Definition) format, but also the ability to convert SD to HD which contains MPEG2-HD, MPEG4-HD, H.264-HD and more. More editing functions of Canon VIXIA to FCP Converter you can see edit AVCHD MTS/M2TS Files on Mac OS.

Before you import Canon VIXIA videos to FCP to edit them, the following easy guide can help you convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to MOV, DV or MP4 for FCP.

Step1: Add Canon VIXIA Video Files
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Canon AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to Canon VIXIA to FCP Converter after you lauched it.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for FCP
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, MPEG-4 or DV as output video format for FCP on Mac OS. And you also can convert Canon VIXIA MTS files to iMovie, Quicktime, iDVD, iPod, iPhone, etc.

Step3: Convert Canon VIXIA Video to FCP
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Step1: Install and Launch Doremisoft AVCHD Converter for Mac

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I'm a videographer for Rasmussen College. I have a BA in Film with concentration in Editing and Sound Designing and here at Rasmussen College my video projects vary from internal communications and training, to marketing (adds) and video content for the online classes.
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