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    I have a brand new Canon VIXIA HF M31 camcorder that I used over the weekend this is the first time I had used the camcorder. When I came home I tried to download the clips into Final Cut Express 4 but was unable to. I used the log in and transfer option but nothing happens. The files the best I can tell is .mts format. If this is the wrong format what do I need to do?

    Does anyone know if you can change the format in the camcorder other then .mts?

    Does Final Cut Express 4 support the Canon Vixia HF M31?

    Thanks

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    What EXACTLY did you do? Did you try to import the mts files directly?

    Log and Transfer handles the conversion BUT you can't take the files out of the AVCHD hierarchy that's stored on the SDHC card (or hard drive if the M31 has that - I don't know the model off hand).

    You should be able to just hook up the camera so it appears as a hard drive on your system (or if the cam takes an SD card, put the card into an SD reader connected to (or in if you have a MBP) your computer) and in FCE open log and transfer and it should locate your files. It may take a bit of time depending on how many and how long the clips are for it to appear.
    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)

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    I open up final Cut Express 4 went to log and transfer and the clips show up but when I click on the send to que button they do not add to que. I tried using both my card reader and the camcorder itself. Yes when I hook up both the card reader and the camcorder they do show up in finder as they should.

    Thanks

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    Can you record a short, say <1min video so it's the only thing on the card, then zip the private folder and make it available for download? I don't have a system in front of me with FCE installed (I'm at work atm) but I'd be happy to try at home to see if I get different results.

    What mode did you record in? 60i? 24p (over 60i) or 30p (over 60i)? What kind of Mac do you have (intel or ppc)? Is your FCE updated (I think the current version is 4.01 or something like that)? The camera should work fine with FCE - especially if you recorded your material in 60i.
    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)

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    I recorded in 60i mxp mode a new mac book pro intel core duo 2.8 4 gigs of memory 320 hardrive. I'm using a iomega external hard drive as my scratch disc. Yes it is update.

    thanks

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