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    1st generation MacBook Pro 2.33Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 3 gb 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 160gb hard drive OSX 10
    Can I record raw video from my Canon XH-A1 HDV directly to FCP 6.0?
    Hi recently traded my PC editing station for a MacBook Pro.

    Was wondering if there is anyway to record raw video from my Canon XH-A1 HDV camcorder directly onto my MBP using Final Cut Pro 6.0 and not using the DV tape mechanism in on camera.

    I know that Adobe On-Location CS4 will do what I want, but I can't afford to buy a copy right now. I understand you can record video using a new feature in Quicktime Pro, but so far I haven't been able to make it work.

    I just want to get around recording to tape and hopefully lengthen the life of my camera's tape drive mechanism.

    All thoughts, experience on this subject would be greatly appreciated
    God Bless,


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    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    You should be able to record via the firewire cable. Im just not sure what the codec will be. You would use the 'Capture Now' option. iMovie can do this too.
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