Camcorders forum: Camera not mounting if only MP4 Footage present

by: RonJaon September 20, 2013 7:51 PM PDT

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Camera not mounting if only MP4 Footage present

by RonJaon - 9/20/13 7:51 PM

This makes no sense at all.

OS: Mac OS-X 10.8.5 on Mac Mini

Camera: R42

If I shoot in AVCHD and connect via USB to the computer, press Play, I am presented with the option to connect to the computer. I affirm it and then it appears on the Desktop. All is well.

Now, let's say I have nothing but MP4 on the Camcorder. If I follow the above procedure the only thing I see on the LCD is a USB icon and nothing else. The camera will not mount and it is not visible to the O/S.

If however I have a mix of MP4 and AVCHD then I will be prompted to connect.

What this is telling me is that I must have at least one AVCHD present on the Camera in order to connect to the computer.

Thoughts anyone?

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