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Old June 12th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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Sony EX1 Clip browers

I have a sony ex1 and I am shooting a wedding in Australia.

I have an external hard drive and access to a new iMAC.

What do I need to be able to grab material off the EX1 and store onto my Hard Drive.

The iMAC I have access to doesn't have Final Cut Pro on it.

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Old June 12th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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XDCAM Transfer software, and of course the SxS drivers. You can find them both on Sony websites.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #3
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Error Initialisng Database

OK I have downloaded the Sony XDcam Transfer and the driver but when I attempt to run the app I get the following error message:

The application does not support the version of the offline database. The application supports version 7 databases but this is a version 8 database.

Any suggestions?
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Old June 13th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #4
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Odd. What version of XDCAM Transfer did you get? I'm running 2.7.0, on OS X Tiger. I didn't get any messages like that... can't help you, sorry!
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Old June 13th, 2008, 05:19 AM   #5
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try here: http://www.sony.ca/xdcamex/software.htm

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Old June 13th, 2008, 06:06 AM   #6
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Uninstalling

I have only just moved over to the Mac platform.

I understand how to uninstall programs on a window platform but how does one go about uninstalling XDCAM Transfer app on a Mac platform?

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Old June 13th, 2008, 08:39 AM   #7
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You'd need Sony ClipBrowser and SxS driver.

XDCAM transfer softer converts to MOV. It will only show video with codec installed from Final Cut Pro 6.0.2 or higher.

You can also use Imagine Products ShotPut.

You can actually copy BPAV by hand but you REALLY have to know what you're doing.
Create SEPARATE FOLDER for EACH BPAV.

Such as:
Disc1/BPAV
Disc2/BPAV

NEVER rename BPAV
NEVER touch the contents of the BPAV
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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:05 PM   #8
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Can you rename the BPAV as YYYYMMDD-BPAV on the directory tree?

craig,

Within each BPAV, you don't want to touch anything, but can't you rename the BPAV, say from your 8gb SxS to

2008-06-13-1245pm BPAV
etc?

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You'd need Sony ClipBrowser and SxS driver.

XDCAM transfer softer converts to MOV. It will only show video with codec installed from Final Cut Pro 6.0.2 or higher.

You can also use Imagine Products ShotPut.

You can actually copy BPAV by hand but you REALLY have to know what you're doing.
Create SEPARATE FOLDER for EACH BPAV.

Such as:
Disc1/BPAV
Disc2/BPAV

NEVER rename BPAV
NEVER touch the contents of the BPAV
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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #9
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Don't rename BPAV or XDCAM Transfer tool will not recognize it.
I suspect ClipBrowser may have issue also.

Create named folder and place BPAV in that. Separate named folder for each BPAV. ShotPut can be programed to do this.

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craig,

Within each BPAV, you don't want to touch anything, but can't you rename the BPAV, say from your 8gb SxS to

2008-06-13-1245pm BPAV
etc?

paul
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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #10
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Clip Browser 2.0 Beta

Since the thread is Clip Browser related I'd thought I'd mention:

Juan Martinez from Sony talked about Clip Browser 2 briefly last night a Motion Picture Collective meeting in NYC.

It'll be out in July. It MIGHT run on PPC Mac in addition to Intel Mac and Windows.

It looks like it'll have to ability to encode/wrap to various formats including AVI and, I believe MOV (eliminating the necessity of the Xfer tool on Mac?).

It looks like it'll be able to create some form of low rez proxy with matching time code for offline/online conform.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:38 PM   #11
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how about this then?

ok, so we should do this

2008-06-13 3pm top directory, then
place the BPAV directory onto it.

2008-06-13 4pm top directory, then the next
BPAV under that, ETC

will XDCAM transfer be smart enough to search for this or you pretty much have to point to it manually?







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Don't rename BPAV or XDCAM Transfer tool will not recognize it.
I suspect ClipBrowser may have issue also.

Create named folder and place BPAV in that. Separate named folder for each BPAV. ShotPut can be programed to do this.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #12
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You might need to use the XFER's Add function.

Might also try using the new FCP direct plugin Sony released.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 01:20 PM   #13
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Craig, please provide link...

Please post link to this FCP direct plug-in for apple FCP.
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You might need to use the XFER's Add function.

Might also try using the new FCP direct plugin Sony released.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 01:34 PM   #14
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http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=123595
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Please post link to this FCP direct plug-in for apple FCP.
Thanks!
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Old June 13th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #15
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OK I have managed to install xdcam transfer tool but when I launch the app the individual clips are loading but NO IMAGE AVAILABLE is written in each clip and I can,t import.

Any pointers?

I am about to video a wedding.
Like ah in 1 hour.

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