Look for FCP docs such as this. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1014#2
I know some that have old FCP and support is limited so you must convert the video before using it. Upgrading to some is not an option?
I am using a new imac with final cut express
I cant get my computer to recognize the files from teh camcorder.
they are .mpg but the computer does not recognize them as movie files.