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Old May 17th, 2008, 11:54 PM   #1
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How do I view and edit EX1 files?

I just had a chance to get my hands on an EX1 to test it out with fireworks footage, got it back to my computer, copied the files and my none of the normal PC players will play the file? (Quicktime, Media Player, Divx)

I cant seem to find anything on the internet about a special codec?

Is their somthing i'm not doing right here?

I have Premiere CS2 for editing. Do I need an patch or somthing?

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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #2
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I have Premiere CS2 for editing. Do I need an patch or somthing?
You need CS3 and the very latest update to that program otherwise the XDCAM EX files will not work.

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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #3
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I just had a chance to get my hands on an EX1 to test it out with fireworks footage, got it back to my computer, copied the files and my none of the normal PC players will play the file? (Quicktime, Media Player, Divx)
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I'd like a fast clip viewer, too. So far, VLC media player will play the MP4 files directly but won't play the uncompressed sound. If you convert to MFX format using the Sony Clip Browser, VLC media player will play both. VLC media player is useful because it has deinterlacing (save Preferences to file) and also has the 180 degree rotate feature for 35mm adapters such as the RedRock Micro M2.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #4
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You need CS3 and the very latest update to that program otherwise the XDCAM EX files will not work.

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That just seems rather silly? Can I convert the files to a format that useable by CS2 using some little free file conversion tool?

Honesty these files are being put on to DVD so if i could get them into a standard microsoft DV file that would be cool.
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You need CS3 and the very latest update to that program otherwise the XDCAM EX files will not work.

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CS3 is a bit expensive to acquire for a quick look. Download a trial version of Vegas Pro 8. The Sony Clip Browser (which I presume you have) on its own will let you download and play the clips at full screen. If you use Vegas, use the browser to export clips as mxf files and import to Vegas timeline.

EDIT: the camera doesn't record or output DV. You can put them on a DVD as BluRay (to play in a Bluray player) or you can render them into PAL or NTSC widescreen for normal DVD playing.

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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #6
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That just seems rather silly? Can I convert the files to a format that useable by CS2 using some little free file conversion tool?

Honesty these files are being put on to DVD so if i could get them into a standard microsoft DV file that would be cool.
To answer directly: no you can't. The clips are either in HDV (1140 x 1080) or HD (1920 x 1080, or 1280 x 720) format, depending on how you've setup the camera. Also could be interlaced or progressive, 25P, 50i, 30P, 60i, 60P and so on. You have to use the latest software to process in FCP, Vegas or Adobe (or other NLE).
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MPEG Streamclip may do the trick
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