I shot footage on my new JVC700 as QuickTime files onto the SDHC card (720 60i). Copied them to Hard Drive (Mac G5 dual) to use in FCP (4.5). I try to import them to FCP, but error says file not recognized. The files don't even play in QuickTime player (ver 7.6.2). I just updated the QT, and couldn't find any updates for FCP.
Am I doing something wrong? I basically just copied the files from the SDHC to a folder on my HD and tried to import into FCP. Do I need to do something with the corresponding .XML files that the camera created?
You need to upgrade your FCP to at least version 5 FCP4.5 won't work with HDV720p. Chances of finding that version are remote though so you may have to go all the way to FCP6 which only comes with the full FCS2 suite.