I'm editing a friends wedding video (I did not shoot the footage) and have been having problems with a few things. Before I start, I'm using FCX on an iMac.
Right, the wedding was shot on 2 cameras so I have 2 different types of files i'm working with. MP4 (I think) and something called 'AVCHD', I've never head of this before so it's very alien to me and I can't understand why something so simple such as importing video files is becoming such an annoyance! The logo is teh quicktime logo. When I double click a window opens up which shows all the individual video files, all of which are only playable via this window. I can't drag and drop them into FCX and when i go to import them via FCX the logo is greyed out. Please can someone shed some light on this? Although I have edited before, I'm only a beginner so please be patient if I don't understand your reply.
Another thing was this, am I completely stupid or does FCX not support MP4 files?????? When they're imported all I get is a green screen. I've began converting a bunch of the files to MOV which seem to import but I have several hours of footage here and it's 'taking 10 minutes to convert a 30 second clip. It's ridiculous. Any short cuts???
Hope to hear from you all soon!!! Cheers!!