Transfer files to Data DVD at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds
Sony PMW-300, PXW-X200, PXW-X180 (back to EX3 & EX1) recording to SxS flash memory.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 19th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Key West
Posts: 247
Transfer files to Data DVD

I have injested my files via the express card slot onto the internal 7200 rpm hard drive of my Dell Vostro 1500 (windows XP). I then copied the entire BPAV folder to an external LaCie Hard Drive and opened them up in Final cut on my Mac. No problem so far.
My question is: How do you break up the BPAV folder that is too large to fit onto either a single layer or dual layer DVD and keep all the important data intact for archieval purposes?
Thanks, Craig
Craig Hollenback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 229
Clip Browser app. lets you split the BPAV folder.
Rob Collins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bristol UK
Posts: 1,271
I import the mxf files,then just copy them to dvd with nero.
__________________
Round 2
Panasonic HC-X1, Vinten PB, Sennheiser G3 bits. Vegas pro 14 on i7,AMD Radeon RX480 8GB.
Paul Kellett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #4
New Boot
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pennington, NJ
Posts: 6
Craig:

How long does it take for you to complete the copying of a 8GB SxS to a computer?

Thanks

Mark
Mark Huang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bristol UK
Posts: 1,271
Mark,question directed at craig i know,but i can answer that.
Transfer 8gb card to pc,with card reader going through clip browser and rewrapping is around 4x speed,so with HQ footage,28 mins takes around 6-7 mins,going to external hard-drive at same time takes same time,all with usb.
Transfering the whole BAPV is a bit quicker i reckon,but then when you get home to your editing pc you have to then do the rewrap,so the complete workflow takes longer.
So,,,if you're on a shoot and in a hurry then don't bother to rewrap footage,if you've got time then do rewrap cos it'll save time in the long run.

Note..SQ footage rewrapped doesn't play in VLC player,i only get the audio,so you can't check it when you're on a shoot,before deleting the card,HQ will play.
I just had a whole weekend,8hrs of footage collected,and i learnt a lot about workflow when working alone,in a rush,under pressure.
Paul.
__________________
Round 2
Panasonic HC-X1, Vinten PB, Sennheiser G3 bits. Vegas pro 14 on i7,AMD Radeon RX480 8GB.
Paul Kellett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #6
New Boot
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pennington, NJ
Posts: 6
Thanks Paul. The info is very helpful. Really, SONY should come out something like the Panasonic P2 Store Drive so offloading the content will be a lot easier out in the field without having to have a computer.

Mark
Mark Huang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Key West
Posts: 247
[QUOTE=Mark Huang;829038]Craig:

How long does it take for you to complete the copying of a 8GB SxS to a computer?]
8GB went via the express card slot in under 5 minutes if I recall correctly.
I have also realized, that a less expensive and faster method of back-up of the card data is to simply store the footage on a low cost external Hard Drive.
We just found one that is 500GB USB2 for $99.00 from NewEgg.
So that is what we intend to do, then backup to blueRay in bulk.
One 16 and on 8 is 24 and will neatly fit on a 25 GB blueray.
Best, Craig
Craig Hollenback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #8
New Boot
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pennington, NJ
Posts: 6
Hi Craig:

I haven't actually do a transfer yet. I just ordered a XDCAM-EX1 from B&H today. I just want to set my expectation now so once I am out in the field I won't be surprised.

Thanks

Mark
Mark Huang is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:52 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network