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Old March 14th, 2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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XDCAM disks Re-name

Presently on the Mac and want to rename the XDCam discs from "Untitled" to something more meaningful. When I do a get info on the XDCAM "Untitled" disc mounted on the desktop it says I only have read and NOT write permissions. So I cannot rename. The disc is not write protected any ideas?
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Old March 14th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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Something's not right. I can click on the disc name to select it, then click again to get the cursor for renaming the disc.

You should do this anyway when you first mount it, then eject and re-mount it. This will insure that all your imported disc files get their own unique folder name from XDCAM Transfer.

Are you logged onto the Mac as administrator? Maybe that has something to do with it. Sometimes you can change the permissions in the Get Info dialog from Read Only, to Read and Write if you have permission from your user account.

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Old March 15th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #3
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Intereesting to note... This disc that was unnameable had been formated again in the camera after some clips were deleted, It was reformated from dvcam to HDCAM all in camera. After being unable to rename it via the MAC, I took and reformated it using the deck, after this I could rename it by the Mac.. Any other discs that had been shot in camera once with out a camera reformat I can rename. The combination of double reformat and or clip delete, made it un-nameable, via the Mac. Not sure why this could be. I will have to try to duplicate the situation again.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #4
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One thing to remember, Steve, is that the camera must be in the same mode as the format of the disc or you won't be able to write to it, including disc naming.

Perhaps that's what's going on?

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Old March 18th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #5
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you will be able to rename from within the transfer software no matter what the camera's mode is in
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Old March 19th, 2007, 12:02 AM   #6
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you will be able to rename from within the transfer software no matter what the camera's mode is in
Interesting, Phil. I had never tried doing it from within XDCAM Transfer. Always went through the standard OS way of renaming a disc volume label.

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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:38 AM   #7
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The Transfer software did not want to re-name as well, on this particular situation, from the deck. Did not try from the camera with this disc.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #8
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Here the same, can not rename it at all.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #9
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What did you format the disc, camera or deck? How many times did you format it, and with what device? Mac or PC, platform for renameing
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Old March 29th, 2010, 05:12 PM   #10
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can't rename disc

So...I have a PDW-700. It was set for 1080/29.97. I shot six disks. I created a sequence of same specs in FCP 7 on a snow leopard system equipped with XDCAM Transfer 2.11.0. When I "import/Sony XDCAM" from the project window, XDCAM Transfer launches, the proxies are loaded but I'm unable to change the Source name. For every disc I load, the source name is the same. I've unsuccessfully tried changing the name of the disc/volume via Finder as well. Anyone ever figure this out?
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Old March 31st, 2010, 04:50 PM   #11
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Writing back to disk is impossible under Snow Leopard, at least for disks in my PDW-U1. Could that be the reason that renaming is impossible as well?
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Old April 1st, 2010, 05:25 PM   #12
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If your camera/deck is connected using FAM you should be able to rename the disc either from Finder or with XDCAM Transfer provided the disc is writable. If you can record to the disc with the camera or deck that it is mounted from then it must be writable.

The FAM driver that shipped with XDCAM Transfer 2.10.0 (and 2.11.0 but was not installed) worked well enough on Snow Leopard for clips to be imported using XDCAM Transfer but apparently it did not work properly with Finder. Assuming you are using Snow Leopard, installing the updated version of XDCAM Transfer reported in the following thread should solve your problems by the sound of it.

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/sony-xdc...-software.html
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 03:21 AM   #13
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Downloaded the new updates and now renaming is perfectly possible under Snow Leopard. Even on the desktop icon of the disk, without opening Finder.
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