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Creating AVCHD archive


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I just installed a new Blu Ray internal drive in my Mac Pro early 2009. Everything works as advertised except I can't get Toast 10 to recognize my HD video camcorder (Canon Vixia HV30). I've tried to create an AVCHD Archive using both the USB and Firewire interface. Toast persists in reporting that there is no camera attached.

 

Any suggestions or ideas?

 

Cheers. :rolleyes:

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I just installed a new Blu Ray internal drive in my Mac Pro early 2009. Everything works as advertised except I can't get Toast 10 to recognize my HD video camcorder (Canon Vixia HV30). I've tried to create an AVCHD Archive using both the USB and Firewire interface. Toast persists in reporting that there is no camera attached.

 

Any suggestions or ideas?

 

Cheers. :rolleyes:

 

 

Just tried it and sill no recognition of the camera. The same camera connects via Firewire with iMovie and works fine. It could be that I'm doing something wrong put I can't think of what it would be. Thanks for the help and the prompt reply.

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Have you tried accessing the camera via the Toast Media Browser?

 

That didn't work either. I connected the camera via Firewire and Toast 10 did recognize it in some video modes but not AVCHD. It would start the disk recording process but then it would stall and ask that a recorded tape be put in the camera and the camera switched to the play mode (both actions had already been accomplished). It would however play the tape when the Toast play button was clicked. The Toast software appears to have some serious problems that need to be addressed.

 

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Hi. The Canon HV30 is similar to my HV20. It is tape-based, and so records in the HDV format. It does not use AVCHD, which is what the flash memory camcorders use.

I think in order to make an AVCHD archive, you would need to capture the HDV video using iMovie or Final Cut Pro via FireWire. Then there may be a way or exporting it or saving it in the AVCHD format. (I'm not entirely sure about that, as I haven't used the AVCHD format.)

(Note that the USB connector on the camcorder is for downloading images/stills from the SD card, and not for video use. FireWire is for the video.)

Hope this helps!

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Hi. The Canon HV30 is similar to my HV20. It is tape-based, and so records in the HDV format. It does not use AVCHD, which is what the flash memory camcorders use.

I think in order to make an AVCHD archive, you would need to capture the HDV video using iMovie or Final Cut Pro via FireWire. Then there may be a way or exporting it or saving it in the AVCHD format. (I'm not entirely sure about that, as I haven't used the AVCHD format.)

(Note that the USB connector on the camcorder is for downloading images/stills from the SD card, and not for video use. FireWire is for the video.)

Hope this helps!

 

You are correct, the camera is similar to my HV 30. Toast will take the file from Final Cut Pro (express) and convert it to make an AVCHD disc. The quality is fantastic even with using two programs ! I haven't tried iMovie but I don't know why it wouldn't work.

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