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#1 Andy Yeomans

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:19 PM

I'm trying to capture footage from the Sony HDR-FX1 to Finak Cut Pro HD, but the compter is not recognizing the camera as HD. The footage was captured in HD and all the settings are set on the camera to export as HD, per the manual. The error I am getting is, "Unable to initialize video deck". Final cut will let me capture using the export as DV format, but once I change back to HD the error appears.

What can I do to correct this problem?

I am using Final Cut version 4.5...do I need to upgrade to version 5.0?

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#2 Andy Yeomans

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 02:46 AM

Well we tested the camera (Sony HDR-FX1) with iMovie HD and try to import the footage as HD...and it worked. So we investigated further by contacting Apple Care and found that the older version of Final Cut Pro HD (I believe it's version 4.5) does not support the FX1, so importing the HD footage is a no-go. The only HD footage that it will accept is DVCPro HD. According to Apple, they never tested the camera with that version of final cut and never made any attempt for a patch or driver for the camera.

However, the newest version of Final Cut Pro HD (5.0 I believe) does support the camera as well as Final Cut Express HD ($299 Retail $149 Student). Apple does not allow an upgrade of only Final Cut, they make you buy the whole studio ($1200 Retail, $699 Student).

Also, in case anyone was wondering, Final Cut Express HD supports dual monitors...I had this questions before buying the program.

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Edited by Andy Yeomans, 24 March 2007 - 02:47 AM.

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