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Old December 7th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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XDCAM HD - Only proxies showing up in XDCAM Transfer

Hi All

I've been sent some XDCAM HD discs by a client and when they load into XDCAM Transfer (via a PDW-U1) I'm only seeing proxies and not the HD clips. I don't know anything about how the discs were shot or even if they are the original rushes - is it possible that the discs only contain proxies or am I doing something wrong?

I can't sen any options or preferences in XDCAM Transfer that would load only proxies.

Is there any other way to see what's on the discs?

XDCAM transfer 2.12
OSX 10.5.8

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Old December 7th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #2
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OK, I've discovered that unlike XDCAM EX you only see the proxies with XDCAM HD, interesting...
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Old December 7th, 2010, 04:58 PM   #3
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Andy,

You now have another option that will allow you to view the full-rez files.
Sony has a new program called XDCAM Browser. Even though overall it is a piece of crap (for reasons I describe here: Vortex Media: VIDEO & PHOTO Tools and Training) it does have a few good features. One of those is the option to display MXF files in full resolution. You'll find that option in the preference menus.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 03:11 AM   #4
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Thanks Doug

I've avoided XDCAM browser as I've read so many bad things about it - but I'll check it out.

I normally work with EX files which of course come in to XDCAM Transfer at full res.

The thing that really confused me was that when I imported the clips into my NLE (Media 100) they looked terrible so I assumed I was somehow importing the proxies. It turns out that the clips are NTSC 60i and my NLE is default set up for PAL 25P!
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