Having someone else transfer the material is not a reasonable prospect.
With FCPX, I cannot see any sub directories regarding import settings. It simple sees the sources, an ext hd, the canopus, the onboard hd... and that's it.
You describe it correctly. It's a rolling. Yes- a sync issue. It worked fine with an older version of FCP. Caveat, I cannot load the older vers of FCP onto my macbook because it is not supported. It requires that I download something called 'rosetta'and it's not the typical rosetta stone. Any experience with this?
Yes, the canopus is an ADVC110.