Originally Posted by mjkatona
PE10 is not recognizing the camcorder at all. It seems that before I had the HD replaced that I had to copy the files off the tm900 to the computer and then open them with "get media". Not I get the message that the files aren't recognized. Does PE11 resolve this issue?
It seems to me you have a Mac issue. PrE11 won't see the files any better than PrE10, if your Mac's USB is not recognizing the camera.
I think what you have is missing USB "drivers" that went away with your HDD.
I too am one that rarely plugs in the camera because SD card transfer is so easy. I suggest you put the card in the computer or card reader plugged into the computer and find the .m2ts files on the card. They are a few layers down in the folder structure. Copy them with whatever tool Apple gives you for file copies. Ignore all the other files. Only the .m2ts files count on a Mac.
Once the files are on your new drive, then use the "Get Media" function in PrE to load them into a video project.
I seems that PrE has some tools in the Get Media function that are left over from the digital video and tape era. Words or concepts that capture, conform are not necessary with today's current cameras. You simply copy files from the card or camera to the computer. You don't need PrE to get them from the camera for you. In fact, it I think it makes it more complicated.
After you copy the files to your computer and have them safely backed up somewhere, then reformat your card IN THE CAMERA for the next use.