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Old March 31st, 2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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Hi there

I dont really need to edit.. but want to al least see clips on my laptop.Macbook.

imovie ofcourse doesn't work,dont need FCP.. is there something inbetween..heard there was some sort of version of FCP (lite)....

Thanks
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Old March 31st, 2010, 08:59 AM   #2
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QuickTime Pro does it for me.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 09:45 AM   #3
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Hi Robin,
I think you need the plug-in for playback CD quick time files. If you don't have FCP installed, try playing it with VLC player for MAC
VLC media player for Mac OS X
hope that helps
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Old March 31st, 2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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What Bob said.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 03:40 PM   #5
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Hi there

I dont really need to edit.. but want to al least see clips on my laptop.Macbook.

imovie ofcourse doesn't work,dont need FCP.. is there something inbetween..heard there was some sort of version of FCP (lite)....

Thanks
I think QT Pro will only work if you already have FCP installed, otherwise you won't have the right codec to decode the media.

The alternative is to use the XD Decode codec from Calibrated Software - it's not free but a LOT cheaper than FCP.

We use this along with the free Sony XDCAM Transfer software to browse and view clips very effectively on a mac.

Note: Final Cut express does NOT have codec support for XDCAM HD and therefore won't work with nanoflash clips.

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Old March 31st, 2010, 04:31 PM   #6
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Dito!
From CD pdf file:
Viewing Options
Recorded file format is set in System->File Format, as Quicktime (MOV), MXF, or MPG.
In general, Quicktime has wider compatibility on the Mac, MXF on the Pc.
To view nanoFlash Quicktime files on the Mac:
> from Quicktime Player with Final Cut Pro 6.0.3 or better installed. (HD/SD files)
> If Final Cut Pro is not installed: from Quicktime Player with Calibrated Software's XD Decode (HD
files): Calibrated{Q} XD Decode
To view nanoFlash Quicktime files on the Pc:
> from Quicktime Player with Calibrated Software's XD Decode (HD files) :
Calibrated{Q} XD Decode
> from Quicktime Player with Calibrated Software's IMX Decode (SD files) :
Calibrated{Q} IMX Decode
To view nanoFlash MXF files on the Mac:
> Sony XDCAM Transfer software combined with Final Cut Pro 6.0.3+ or Calibrated XD Decode:
https://servicesplus.us.sony.biz/son...el-PDZKP1.aspx
Calibrated{Q} XD Decode
> VLC Media Player: VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player
> MXF4Mac (also for editing in Final Cut Pro) : MXF4mac - MXF solutions for Mac OS X
To view nanoFlash MXF files on the Pc:
> Free Sony XDCAM Viewer software:
https://servicesplus.us.sony.biz/son...?model=PDZVX10
> VLC Media Player: VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player
> Open Cube: http://www.opencubetech.com/
nanoFlash MXF files (50 Mbit only) are also now compatible with XDCAM Optical Equipment. The “Free”
naming convention may need to be set on the XDCAM equipment to accept nanoFlash files. Note: XDCAM
Optical equipment will only import files greater than 2 seconds in length. NanoFlash SD files are now also
compatible with XDCAM Optical (ver1.5.31).
To view MPG files on the Mac: use VLC Media Player or Quicktime Player.
To view MPG files on the Pc: use VLC Media Player.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 05:11 PM   #7
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What Dave & Luben said. ;-)
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Old March 31st, 2010, 08:10 PM   #8
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Dito!
From CD pdf file:
Viewing Options
Recorded file format is set in System->File Format, as Quicktime (MOV), MXF, or MPG.
In general, Quicktime has wider compatibility on the Mac, MXF on the Pc.
To view nanoFlash Quicktime files on the Mac:
> from Quicktime Player with Final Cut Pro 6.0.3 or better installed. (HD/SD files)
> If Final Cut Pro is not installed: from Quicktime Player with Calibrated Software's XD Decode (HD
files): Calibrated{Q} XD Decode
To view nanoFlash Quicktime files on the Pc:
> from Quicktime Player with Calibrated Software's XD Decode (HD files) :
Calibrated{Q} XD Decode
> from Quicktime Player with Calibrated Software's IMX Decode (SD files) :
Calibrated{Q} IMX Decode
To view nanoFlash MXF files on the Mac:
> Sony XDCAM Transfer software combined with Final Cut Pro 6.0.3+ or Calibrated XD Decode:
https://servicesplus.us.sony.biz/son...el-PDZKP1.aspx
Calibrated{Q} XD Decode
> VLC Media Player: VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player
> MXF4Mac (also for editing in Final Cut Pro) : MXF4mac - MXF solutions for Mac OS X
To view nanoFlash MXF files on the Pc:
> Free Sony XDCAM Viewer software:
https://servicesplus.us.sony.biz/son...?model=PDZVX10
> VLC Media Player: VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player
> Open Cube: http://www.opencubetech.com/
nanoFlash MXF files (50 Mbit only) are also now compatible with XDCAM Optical Equipment. The “Free”
naming convention may need to be set on the XDCAM equipment to accept nanoFlash files. Note: XDCAM
Optical equipment will only import files greater than 2 seconds in length. NanoFlash SD files are now also
compatible with XDCAM Optical (ver1.5.31).
To view MPG files on the Mac: use VLC Media Player or Quicktime Player.
To view MPG files on the Pc: use VLC Media Player.
Thanks for all the info..
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 09:57 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Luben Izov View Post
Dito!
From CD pdf file:
Viewing Options
Recorded file format is set in System->File Format, as Quicktime (MOV), MXF, or MPG.
In general, Quicktime has wider compatibility on the Mac, MXF on the Pc.
To view nanoFlash Quicktime files on the Mac:
> from Quicktime Player with Final Cut Pro 6.0.3 or better installed. (HD/SD files)
> If Final Cut Pro is not installed: from Quicktime Player with Calibrated Software's XD Decode (HD
files): Calibrated{Q} XD Decode
To view nanoFlash Quicktime files on the Pc:
> from Quicktime Player with Calibrated Software's XD Decode (HD files) :
Calibrated{Q} XD Decode
> from Quicktime Player with Calibrated Software's IMX Decode (SD files) :
Calibrated{Q} IMX Decode
To view nanoFlash MXF files on the Mac:
> Sony XDCAM Transfer software combined with Final Cut Pro 6.0.3+ or Calibrated XD Decode:
https://servicesplus.us.sony.biz/son...el-PDZKP1.aspx
Calibrated{Q} XD Decode
> VLC Media Player: VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player
> MXF4Mac (also for editing in Final Cut Pro) : MXF4mac - MXF solutions for Mac OS X
To view nanoFlash MXF files on the Pc:
> Free Sony XDCAM Viewer software:
https://servicesplus.us.sony.biz/son...?model=PDZVX10
> VLC Media Player: VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player
> Open Cube: http://www.opencubetech.com/
nanoFlash MXF files (50 Mbit only) are also now compatible with XDCAM Optical Equipment. The “Free”
naming convention may need to be set on the XDCAM equipment to accept nanoFlash files. Note: XDCAM
Optical equipment will only import files greater than 2 seconds in length. NanoFlash SD files are now also
compatible with XDCAM Optical (ver1.5.31).
To view MPG files on the Mac: use VLC Media Player or Quicktime Player.
To view MPG files on the Pc: use VLC Media Player.
Hi Luben

Downloaded the calibrated software.. works a treat! many thanks!
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 10:36 AM   #10
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Hi Luben

Downloaded the calibrated software.. works a treat! many thanks!
You are very welcome Robin,
But, really you should thanked the gang at CD for putting all that in the manuals.
Cheers
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 11:03 AM   #11
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Yes thats true..

Actually the footage/clips seems to play back a bit jumpy.. 50Mbps.. long GOP QT 1080i/25p.. maybe the processor in my mac book is just too slow for big files?
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 11:13 AM   #12
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Dear Robin,

Are you playing them off a CompactFlash card?

If so, are you using a USB 2.0 Card Reader or a faster model?

Have you copied the files to your internal hard disk?

Are you playing the files off an external hard disk connected via a USB 2.0 connection?


In other words, where are the files? How is the device connected to your MacBook?

What program are you using to play the files?

What do you mean by 1080i/1080p?

With more details we can be in a better position to assist you.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 07:23 PM   #13
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Playing off my computer.with Calibrated EX code software.
Seems to run ok now.. dont know why.. they were all jerky.. maybe some other program going at the same time?
I recorded out of my camera HDX900 at 1080i/25p.
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