Import issues with Final Cut Express HD

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I shot video with a Nikon AW100 and made a quick video and everything worked fine.
The next day, I tried importing more clips for another video and it crashed every time. No settings were changed on the camera or software.
I trashed Final Cut, reinstalled it and got the same issue.
I installed it on another Mac with the same problem there as well.
Can anyone help me with this?

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Some info, please ...
What versions of OS X and FCE are you using?   Exactly what model Mac are you using?
What settings did you use in your camera when you shot the video that worked?  That didn't work?
What Easy Setup are you using in FCE?
A few things that may be contributing factors ...
Only FCE 4.01 on an Intel Mac supports AVCHD video
However your camera (the AW100) may not exactly be an AVCHD camera ...  it shoots MPEG4/AVC H.264 which is not quite the same as AVCHD
FCE does not work with H.264 video; the video needs to be transcoded to QuickTime/Apple Intermediate Codec to be used in FCE (before being imported into FCE)
Two of the shooting modes in the AW100 are not supported in FCE:  1080p and iFrame

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