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Chuck Obernesser
JVC Evrio importing to FCP
on Jan 4, 2008 at 1:18:48 pm

Hello to all,
A friend of mine just got the JVC Eviro hd3 and is having problems taking the footage and getting it on to his mac. He has an imac g5 and he said it took him 20 mins to get one clip onto his computer. He then took it to work where he has a power mac g5 and now he can't get any footage off it at all. Any one know what might be happening or what setting would make it work?

Chuck O

Obernesser Productions

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Peter Ward
Re: JVC Evrio importing to FCP
on Feb 9, 2008 at 3:09:14 am

Hi Chuck,

In theory the .TOD files can be rewrapped and edited as HDV w/o transcode, but I can't remember the process from memory--I'll look into and get back to you...

Alternatively, use iMovie 08. You can edit without conversion or export (with lengthy transcode) for FCP editing. Your best bet, if you can't get away with using iMovie exclusively, would be to do a rough edit in iMovie first to reduce the amount of video that has to be converted and then export for polished editing in FCP (I don't own this camera myself, but I know someone with an HD7 who uses this process with success).

Good luck,


MacBook Pro Intel Core Duo 2GHz
Final Cut Pro 5.1.4

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