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Unable to Hi Folks, I cannot get my footage to appear in Final Cut Express 4. Below i list 4 ways i tried. I hope it all makes sence. the footage is recorded in 1440 CBR and the camera is connected to the pc by firewire. 1) in Final Cut the 'easy setup' is set to HD, HDV-Apple intermediate Codec 1080i50. When I click 'capture' a black dialog box pops up and on the bottom it says 'Cueing tape' and nothing else happens. Final Cut knows the camera is connected because it will let me know once I switch the camera off that it has lost connection. 2) with the 'easy setup' mode set to PAL, DV-PAL i click 'capture' and a capture dialog box opens that has a sort of tv test screen. On the bottom it says  'VTR ok'. Next to that is another capture 'now' button that opens again a black dialog box. On the bottom of that it says 'waiting for timecode, device must be in VTR mode when device control is enabled. Nothing else happens. Final Cut refers to VTR (VCR) saying the camera must be in that mode. I cannot find any reference to VTR or VCR in the JVC manual or on the camera. 3) I can only get the camera to send a signal in the 'playback to pc' mode when connected by USB but Final Cut doenst seem to recognize a USB connection. 4) when I try to open or import a copied video file from the pc directly, Final Cut does not recognize the file format. The file format is .MOD Any ideas ?? Thanks !!

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Okay, so if you want to do real-time capture, you need to setup a playlist of clips on the camera. when you go to play the playlist, do NOT press the center button in, push it to the right. Then it will start doing what you want.

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Hey I have the same camera and you need to log on to and download the free converter and this will allow you to drag and drop your tod files on to the converter in order to put your clips into final cut, final cut pro, final cut hd

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HHHhhhmmmm. I'd suggest the DV mode and if you camera has the option to output DV as letter box select this, as it is a faster version to edit with (due to compression of HDV). I don't know the camera but VTR is just the playing mode, so play the file you want while trying to connect. Is the signal coming from tape? If it is catured to the harddrive of the camera you will need to import not capture.
USB does not support video, USB2 maybe.

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