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Importing Video to a Mac

I am using Final Cut Pro and importing video to an iMac.
I am using firewire.
After I have hooked everthing up and set my Canon xl2 to VCR mode, I get a signal on my blue LCD screen that flashes "dv in".
My FCP program says "no communication"
Do I have a bad connection? or is there something else that I need to do?
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

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That sounds like you need to change the flow of the connection. At the moment the Mac is sending a DV signal to the camera. You want the other way round. Look for something like Refresh firewire Device in the FCP View menu

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Does your video can play on your iMac, if so, maybe it is the video format problem, then you can refer to the following guide
http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to-import-video-to-final-cut-pro-or-final-cut-express.html

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XL2s are notorious for issues in interacting with final cut.
Simply put, sometimes it will work, sometimes it won't. But - there's a way around it.
Change the capture settings preset to 'non-controllable device'. Use the shuttle controls on top the handle of the XL2 to play back the footage as you wish. when you want to capture, click 'Capture Now' - It should do the trick.

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  • tomjames25 Mar 21, 2011

    does your video can play on your iMac, if so, maybe it is the video format problem, then you can refer to the following guidehttp://www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to-...

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