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MAC OSX 10.7.5 will not recognize camcorder

by greehug / December 3, 2013 9:34 AM PST

I have a canon xf 300 camcorder and my macbook pro with MAC OSX 10.7.5 will not recognize it, nor will FCP X 10.0.2. Is Pavtube MXF Video Converter for Mac the only answer I need or is it more complicated than just that.

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That camera
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 3, 2013 8:57 PM PST

Found this in a Review of this camera.


Canon's flavour of MPEG-2 is editable natively by many professional NLEs, with the exception of Apple's Final Cut Studio, where it is handed by a provided Canon plug-in. This plug-in connects to Log and Transfer for transcoding (optional) and importing.


You do have this plug-in installed?


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by greehug / December 4, 2013 12:08 PM PST
In reply to: That camera

No, didn't know about it where would I get it or find it? thank you for responding. g

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The indication is that it is supplied, with the camera,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 4, 2013 8:47 PM PST
In reply to: NO

by Canon.

Get onto them via their customer support line


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found it but.....
by greehug / December 10, 2013 8:32 AM PST

I have FCP X 10.0.2. not
Mac OS X 10.5.x, Mac OS X 10.6.x
with which it's compatible

I did find it supplied with the camera but also the above....

thanx, gree

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???. Those number are not for the same thing.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 10, 2013 8:48 PM PST
In reply to: found it but.....

FCP X 10.0.2 is NOT the same thing as 10.5.x or 10.6.x

You have OS X version 10.7.5 and FCP X 10.0.2 which I assume work well together.

Now you need to get on to Canon for an updated version of their plug-in.

Can I ask if you tried the version of the plug-in that you have?


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MAC OSX 10.7.5 will not recognize camcorder
by Techvedic / December 10, 2013 4:43 PM PST

I may have missed this in the thread, but what version of iMovie are you using?

iMovie '11 was recently updated (14 May 2013) to version 9.0.9 - one of the "What's New" items was "Addresses issues where iMovie does not recognize video cameras connected to your Mac".

Also, there have been numerous reports from time to time here about problems with Rocketfish FireWire cables. Here's a link to one such thread (where I've provided two other links):


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Guess you missed an update
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 10, 2013 8:52 PM PST

iMovie is now at 10.0.1


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