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#1 Steven P. Denny

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:30 AM

I have some b-roll that was recorded in 4K on a micro SD Card.  It was produced from the Mavic Pro drone camera.

 

When I try to ingest it to my FCPX, I get the alert "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" with options to "ignore", "eject" and "initialize".  I haven't hit the initialize tab for fear of it wiping the card clean.  The other two options provide no solution.

 

How can I convert this footage to be imported into my FCPX workflow for edit?

 

In the future, should I make sure the client records in 1080p setting?

 

I hope someone can assist me on this matter.

 

Thank you.

 

Steve 


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#2 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:19 AM

Well that's a computer issue, not an FCPX issue. If the card can't be read, then it's a problem with the card or the card reader.

Try a different card to see if the card reader works properly.
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#3 Steven P. Denny

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

The reader does in fact read other cards properly.  It's possible this individual did not format the card prior to shooting, I suppose.  If it was not formatted, is there any options to still recover the b-roll?


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#4 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:47 PM

Yea, I bet it didn't record anything. Mac's can read any media, so it's not a driver issue or something lame like that. I bet the Mavic doesn't even verify the file structure as it's writing, so it doesn't know better.
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