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    do i need a firewire?

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    do i need a firewire?
    okay soo, i bought a canon vixia hf10. i also bought final cut studio 2 and installed new RAM. ive pretty much done everything i could, but my computer is still not recognizing my camcorder. my imac is almost 2 years old but not quite. ive plugged it into a newer mac with ilife'08 and it worked in imovie but i want to use it final cut. any ideas? is it the firewire that is a problem? does final cut only recognize firewires? thanks

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    final cut and imovie only sees firewire. usb is used for digital photo cameras.
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    I've had the same problem, with other camera model, and my problem was solved with a new fire wire cable... It's pretty cheap so consider trying this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rman View Post
    final cut and imovie only sees firewire. usb is used for digital photo cameras.
    Depends on the versions and camera types.
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    After the 3/4 mark see the 'Log and Transfer...' demonstration of the Apple 'Importing Footage' tutorial.

    Is the iMac a Power PC or Intel version?

    Have you got the latest upgrades to Final Cut Pro and very recent version of QuickTime?
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    I don't think so.

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    I don't think so.
    What is it you don't think so?
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