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Old July 24th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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I am filming on a Sony NX5P camera with the help of Sandisk 32GB cards. I have stumbled on some issues when importing my footage to my computer (iMac 2009). All large clips get split into clips of about 12 minutes in duration. I spoke to the store I bought my camera from about this issue and he VERY briefly told me my issue was due to my computer being configured incorrectly and the way I was importing my clips.

Just another note, the Sony NX5P software is not compatible with an iMac so I currently just insert the memory card directly into the slot of my iMac and drag files from there.. I am not sure if there is another way I should be doing this?

It is all a bit over my head so if someone could help in the simplest terms possible I would be really graterful.

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Old July 24th, 2013, 01:47 AM   #2
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You're not experiencing anything unusual, don't worry. HD cameras recording to SDHC will record in files that are 4GB in size. Once they get to 4GB, it starts a new file.

It's got nothing to do with your computer being configured incorrectly, the salesperson was making that up. This is all normal behaviour for these cameras. You're not the first person to come up against this - try searching for "4gb" on this forum.

You want to copy the entire contents of the SDHC card to a folder on your computer, not individual video files. Then you want to use an import facility in your editing software to import the files, rather than just dragging video files one at a time into the software. I don't know what your software is, but most will have some sort of "import" or "capture" feature.

I'm not a Mac person, so I can't help directly with how that would work. But someone will hopefully be along soon to advise.
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