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Old July 7th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #1
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SxS download very very slow....

I've just acquired a EX1 as a B Camera for my F350 and was surprised at how long it takes to download a full 16 Gb SxS Memory card (50 min) compared to equal time on a XDCam HD optical disk. We've updated our software and have the latest version of XDCam Transfer on an 8-Core Mac.... is there anything I'm missing?

Otherwise I'm very impressed with the image.

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Old July 7th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #2
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Could be this !!!

May be anti virus softwere had this problem !!
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Old July 7th, 2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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If you're downloading direct from the camera, it can be fairly slow. The fastest download I can do is putting the SxS card into the ExpressCard slot of my MacBook Pro.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #4
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do you have any usb1 devices plugged in or are you using a hub? It does take about 10 mind to off load a full 16gb card. Also what are you copying too? Some external drives can struggle to keep up.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #5
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If you're downloading direct from the camera, it can be fairly slow. The fastest download I can do is putting the SxS card into the ExpressCard slot of my MacBook Pro.
I agree...I download via a Dell Vostro laptop...16BG about 10 minutes if I recall., Then burn to an external and bring it into the mac FCP.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #6
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Just tested my Dell M6300

1.16GB in 46 seconds. So about 45 seconds per gig.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #7
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On my MacPro 8 Core I get about 4x from either EX1 or Sony USB card reader. About 14 minutes give or take for a 16GB card.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 12:50 AM   #8
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Don't plug SxS reader into your Mac keyboard.

It was taking almost 4 hrs to download a single 16 Gb SXS on my 8 Core??? From your responses I gathered it was a USB issue. I had the SxS reader plugged into my keyboard's USB port (as my CPU is in another room), when I moved the reader directly to the CPU, things got noticeably better, approaching the times experienced by others.

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Old July 8th, 2008, 04:41 AM   #9
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Using Shotput Express 2.0.1, I downloaded a full 16gb card directly inserted into the Express34 slot on a MacBook Pro to the internal MBPro hard drive in a little over 6 minutes.
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It was taking almost 4 hrs to download a single 16 Gb SXS on my 8 Core??? From your responses I gathered it was a USB issue. I had the SxS reader plugged into my keyboard's USB port (as my CPU is in another room), when I moved the reader directly to the CPU, things got noticeably better, approaching the times experienced by others.

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There's your problem. I believe that your keyboard operates at USB 1.1 speeds and anything plugged into it would behave the same.
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