When Final Cut Pro X Thinks Your Hard Disk is a Camera [video]

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[This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video webinar, called “Ask Larry Anything,” which was offered exclusively to members of our Video Training Library. Click here to become a member of our Video Training Library.]

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In this short video excerpt, Larry explains how to fix your Final Cut Pro X system when Final Cut thinks your hard disk is a camera.

Trouble-shoot: When Final Cut Thinks Your Hard Disk is a Camera

TRT: 2:31 — MPEG-4 HD movie

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3 Responses to When Final Cut Pro X Thinks Your Hard Disk is a Camera [video]

  1. Don’t forget, you may have to quit FCPX after you’ve moved the DCIM folder into a subfolder in order for FCPX to recognize they folder move. It took me a 20 minutes to figure this out. (smh). Originally I just kept going back and forth from the Import Media window after I nestled the folder into a subfolder while FCPX was still running.

  2. Paul Miller says:

    OK, I import my media from a card reader into FCPX. It creates a library on the hard drive. I create a folder with project name and move the library into it. The problem is when I do the import command it shows the hard drive as a camera and displays every media file. I tried renaming the folder but to no avail.

    • Larry says:


      Somehow, a camera card was copied to your hard disk without going into a folder. FCP X is seeing the folder architecture of a camera card repeated on your hard disk. If you can’t spot it, you’ll need to contact Apple Support to have them help you track this down.


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