Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Mar 27, 2010
    Posts
    17
    Toshiba X100 AVI & Final cut pro PROBLEMS
    Hi. I have been using FCP for some years now with a Sony FVR.Z1E pro camara with no problems in Final cut pro. I just bougt a muck about camara a Toshiba x100 and no way will it open avi files into Final cut pro nor quicktime pro nor imovie "What a waste of Money" I have a caanon G9 which records in AVI and I just upload the files from the SD card into Final cut pro and way we go BUT this Toshiba has me scratching my head, the FCP I have is a bought copy from a Mac retails store and is genuine so I can't see where the problem is. If anyone can help out I would be very gratefull or I've just thrown $210 against the wind.

  2. #2

    xstep's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 25, 2005
    Location
    On the road
    Posts
    3,231
    Specs:
    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    The Toshiba site sure is confusing. It says "Digital H.264 Full HD video camcorder", AVI, MPEG4. Your G9 uses motion jpeg, apparently wrapped in an AVI file.

    What versions of FCP, OS X, iMovie, and QuickTime do you have installed?
    CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Mar 27, 2010
    Posts
    17
    Hi Exstep
    The g9 works great in FCP. I have spent all day with this Toshiba, had a gut feeling not to buy it and go fro canon or sony!!. I was wrong about the files this thing pushes out they are AVCHD files. I think Pinnacle studio ultimate accepts them but what a drag of a programe. Well looks like I will have to get shot of it cheap on the internet and get a Sony or Canon with compatible files for FCP. What a waste of a day and money, shoulld have checked it out first and see what are "All" the files FCP will accept. Best Regards and thanks for your reply.

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Mar 27, 2010
    Posts
    17
    xstep
    Quote Originally Posted by xstep View Post
    The Toshiba site sure is confusing. It says "Digital H.264 Full HD video camcorder", AVI, MPEG4. Your G9 uses motion jpeg, apparently wrapped in an AVI file.

    What versions of FCP, OS X, iMovie, and QuickTime do you have installed?
    I am using a Mac Book with leopard 10.5.6. Final cut Studio 2 "all Legal"!! Imovie 08. Quick time pro 7 if I recall correct. I have a Mac Book Pro as well but I am having to change the screen under the warranty, over used I think. Regards.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2009
    Posts
    2,112
    Specs:
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    Those avi files are not AVCHD, AVCHD is a very specific layout and container specification (mpeg 2 transport stream)... FCP will accept AVCHD from a good quantity of camcorders as long as you don't try to pull the individual files (the mts or m2ts container files) out of the AVCHD structure.

    That Toshiba tho is recording to an AVI file (and may use the H.264 codec), I'd say grab Handbrake or mpegstreamclip and convert it to something more FCP or iMovie friendly like quicktime mov or mp4.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Mar 27, 2010
    Posts
    17
    Nethfel
    Quote Originally Posted by Nethfel View Post
    Those avi files are not AVCHD, AVCHD is a very specific layout and container specification (mpeg 2 transport stream)... FCP will accept AVCHD from a good quantity of camcorders as long as you don't try to pull the individual files (the mts or m2ts container files) out of the AVCHD structure.

    That Toshiba tho is recording to an AVI file (and may use the H.264 codec), I'd say grab Handbrake or mpegstreamclip and convert it to something more FCP or iMovie friendly like quicktime mov or mp4.
    Hi. When you say don't try to pull out the individual files, what do you mean exactly?. As this cams takes an SD card FCP will not recognise it to import as the Sony HVR-Z1E which is an esay cam to use!. What I am doing is, is taking out the SD card inserting it into a USB card reader and the importing them as files into FCP but in the canvas all I get is a pure white screen. I see 2 files per clip taken. I am not sure if the sound is recoreded on a seperate file or it is some sort of back up file. One is IMAG0001 the other is IMAG0001_thm I have tried each one individualy and both of them at the same time but no joy. Do you have any idea as to what the _thm means at the end of the second file name?

    Will try the things you mentioned to convert and see how it goes. Thanks very much for your help.

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2009
    Posts
    2,112
    Specs:
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    No - what I'm saying is - the Toshiba camcorder doesn't actually seem to record in a standard AVCHD layout and container.

    An AVCHD capable camcorder will actually store a hierarchy of folders, and deep within the folder structure there will be a folder containing .mts and .m2ts streams. These camcorders can have their footage imported and auto-converted by FCP, iMovie and FCE - but the files MUST remain within their folder hierarchy otherwise these software packages will not operate with them properly.

    Your Toshiba doesn't seem to record according to this standard (as the Toshiba, according to what I've read about that camera as well as what you've said, records to an AVI container - which means that, as you've noticed, FCP may not like it (well, obviously does not like it ).

    So, what I had suggested was to use Handbrake or MpegStreamClip to convert the footage from AVI into a .mov or .mp4 container.

    In terms of a muck about camera, if you want more compatibility with FCP, I'd suggest getting an AVCHD camcorder like a Canon HF or Sony HDR series or something.

    Apple has a listing of tapeless camcorders that are supported by FCP, unfortunately, I'm having trouble locating the link - here's a link for FCE (which, if it's supported by FCE, it's supported by FCP):

    Final Cut Express: Camcorder support
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    20,911
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    That Toshiba model is not supported due to its proprietary version of AVCHD.

    I have no doubt that there exists a way to convert the files into something iMovie/Final Cut/other video programs could use, but without more info on what Toshiba is doing with that model I can't advise except to say you should dump that camera and get one that plays nice with standard video formats.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. What system specs needed to run Logic Pro X & Final Cut Pro
    By Mad4Music24-7 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-01-2014, 10:28 AM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-12-2009, 06:02 PM
  3. External hard drive for Final Cut Pro & Macbook pro
    By Sany in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-13-2008, 02:38 PM
  4. G5 & Final Cut Pro & Everyday computer
    By kmaultsby in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-26-2005, 06:14 AM
  5. Final Cut Pro & Importing
    By jeXus in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-08-2005, 03:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •