Originally I hooked up the Camera to the computer and dragged all the files from the "Camera Drive" to a new folder on a local disk drive.
I opened up FCP and went to File>Import>Panasonic P2
I couldn't seem to get anywhere which is when I watched several tutorials online. All the tutorials said to install the P2 driver, which I hadn't done so I was confused as to why the files showed up at all.
The problem still remains that when I try to import into FCP I locate the folder but then nothing happens. No footage appears, no data thumbnails show up, nada.
You need to point at the ROOT level of the card/folder. The folder that contains the CONTENTS folder. If that doesn't work...do you have FX Factory installed? There was a bug that made it so P2 import didn't work with older versions of FX Factory.