A-lite logging with FC/e

.. ehm, well, not really iMovie related, but for quite a while, I'm on transition to use FinalCut/express, a marvelous program, offering ANY tool you need for a project. 
Only problem: my Lumix FZ38 uses AVCHD-lite as codec, 'cause it's recording 720p.
And FC/e doesn't 'import'/log & capture this codec.

iMovie09 does.

So, a clever guy from Berlin digged a lil' deeper and found some iM-innerts, you can transplant into FC/e.
NOTE: doing so, you violate the EndUserLicence, you signed while installing FC/e!
(.. in some areas of this planet ... )
so, this is just a description of a technical theory.


Deutsche Version hier CLICK.

Here's how:
• quit FC/e vers.4 and iMovie09 
• open the FC/e program-package by ctrl-click 'Show package content
• 'Contents/Plugins (NOT! plug-ins)/ ..' 
• you'll notice a folder called AVCHD.RADPlug 
• drag this folder to a save location, in case you have to re-install it .. (back-up)



• open the iMovie09 program-package by ctrl-click 'Show package content
• 'Contents/RADPlugins/ .. ' 
• you'll notice a folder called AVCHD.RADPlug 
• copy/crtl-drag this folder into the open location in FC/e mentioned above (replace the AVCHD.RADPlug of FC/e by the one of iM09



= done! 

works like charm here with my LUMIX FZ38 .. 
Again:

YOU'RE VIOLATING THE END-USER-LICENCE BY MODIFYING THE PROGRAM.
THIS IS A 'HACK', NO OFFICIAL WORKAROUND.
TRY ON YOUR OWN RISK, BACKUP BEFORE PERFORMING.


reading the original thread mentioned above notices, some people can not make it work - it's a hack. 
http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/200/880637 

...  

Don't hesitate to request Apple for some 'enhancement' of FC/e: