Make sure you have the correct output set on the camera.
What settings are your media? What settings are you using in FCP? There is only one correct setting for what you're doing. Switching around to the wrong settings is only likely to corrupt your preferences, so start by trashing your preferences and repairing permissions. Reboot. Connect the camera and check if system profiler is recognizing before you launch the application.
All the best,
Class on Demand DVDs "Complete Training for FCP6," "Basic Training for FCS2" and "Final Cut Express Made Easy"
Author: "Final Cut Pro 5 Editing Essentials" and "Final Cut Express 3.5 HD Editing Workshop"
i'm having a similar issue. using fcp5 on quad G5. shot using sony v1u 24p. capture window recognizes TC but no video.
not sure of the correct capture settings in HD so i fiddled around before trying the easy setup. chose the HDV 1080i settings and still no video showing up. i'm using the camera as a deck which i can't see being an issue as the computer is successfully controlling it. i checked the display settings and have video out set to Vout & display. don't see what else there is...
Power Mac G5 Quad 2.5 Ghz (11.2)
OS X 10.4.11
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she gives the test first
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