You are supposed to be using the free Sony Clip Browser. If you're just extracting the MP4 clips off your card, you are SERIOUSLY breaking your footage.
You must not have Final Cut Studio installed on your MacBook, which means that you can not view the files in Quicktime. You can purchase an MP4 codec from Calibrated Software to do that.
Again, since you're talking about the MP4s, and have not mentioned either of the free Sony software products, I'm led to believe that you are very dangerously mishandling your footage. You need to stop and learn the workflow properly before you are bitten by this. Read this forum thoroughly, this sort of thing is explained ad nauseam if you scroll down the posts.
Just out of curiosity, just how ARE you "importing the clips?"
Thanks for your reply and no need for sarcasm. I know that BPAV stays together and that's how I handle it. My question is if I don't have FCP how can I check the footage since Clip Browser does not really have a good window to watch the clips.
So far I've worked in 3 shoots and have not have any problems with the workflow, but the clients always ask how they can check the quality of the footage.
Thanks for your reply--
I am using the SDHC cards with the adapter. I am downloading the clips to the laptop with the reader.
I am using the Sony Clip Browser just to see that the data is all there but I can't really see the quality of the footage. Thought I could open the clip to QTime reader and see it there.