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Old July 16th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #1
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Sony XDCAM Browser 2.0 Released!!

Sony's updated version of the XDCAM Browser software, 2.0, has been released and is available for immediate downloading.

http://www.sony.ca/xdcamex/software.htm
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Old July 16th, 2008, 12:02 PM   #2
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LOL, thanks man, but you're a day late. Bill posted this Yesterday in the thread just below yours.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #3
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Yeah, I realize that now. The only thing is that his headline doesn't indicate that it is released. I thought there needed to be some clarification, not that I'd want to one-up Bill!
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Old July 17th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #4
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License Agreement?!

This may be one of the pitfalls of today's 'copy & paste' culture that neglects to read boiler plate, but even the briefest cursory glance showed up the following:

"You may not use this software for any commercial purpose"

Really? Message to Sony:

If I can't shoot a building or an event 'for any commercial purpose' then it could be argued I can't use this software for any commercial purpose. If legal boilerplate is to carry any weight at all, then it needs to be carefully crafted.

Sure, I'll still use it if it works. But with clauses like that, should we bother with legal disclaimers?
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"You may not use this software for any commercial purpose"

Really?
Check out the EX3 manual pages 151/152. No such limitation mentioned in the EX1 manual though...

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Old July 17th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #6
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Check out the EX3 manual pages 151/152. No such limitation mentioned in the EX1 manual though...

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Where can I download the manual? I can't find it on Sony's site.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 02:55 PM   #7
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Check CH's sticky post: XDCAM EX series brochures and operator manual downloads

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I'm a little confused by the two Explorer windows on v2.0. Can someone explain the difference for me?
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Old July 17th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #9
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This may be one of the pitfalls of today's 'copy & paste' culture that neglects to read boiler plate, but even the briefest cursory glance showed up the following:

"You may not use this software for any commercial purpose"

Really? Message to Sony:

If I can't shoot a building or an event 'for any commercial purpose' then it could be argued I can't use this software for any commercial purpose. If legal boilerplate is to carry any weight at all, then it needs to be carefully crafted.

Sure, I'll still use it if it works. But with clauses like that, should we bother with legal disclaimers?

I'm no attorney (thanks to some good sense, morals, and a desire to be creative with things other than the law), but after reading this and visiting www.MPEGLA.com, it seems pretty clear.

We can use our cameras and clip software and editing systems to shoot, compose, render and produce all the web and DVD material we want. We just can't sell anything or use it to promote our business or another business. My understanding (and I may have gotten this completely wrong) is that manufacturers and devolopers of equipment such as the EX3 and the Clip Browser software were required to license the MPEG codecs in use - both encoding and decoding. Licensing them requires royalties to be paid based on a number of variables. And (this is where I'm most unsure) in an effort to reduce those costs, Sony has selected a royalty level that is based on consumer use rather than the higher level commercial use.

So, I think I'll drink a couple of beers tonight in celebration of my going out of business and becoming simply a consumer, no longer charging for my work. My clients will love the new pricing. No more paperwork or taxes to fuss with. Before long, not even a mortgage to concern myself with. Boy, this is really going to simplify life!
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Old July 18th, 2008, 11:25 PM   #10
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SD downconvert results

Hi,

Could someone confirm that the SD downconverted clip via browser 2.0 will be featuring the original parameters, such as:
progressive clips remain progressive?
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I'm a little confused by the two Explorer windows on v2.0. Can someone explain the difference for me?
It opens up additional possibilities such as filling a card with a compilation of clips from various other cards. We demonstrated this ability in the EX workflow pavilion at NAB.

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Can anyone confirm:

I'm getting only 4:3 options to downconvert to DV in CB2 and no options for codecs - is this an xml edit job to build new templates or am I missing the obvious?

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Old July 19th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #13
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I just downloaded the updated version of the XDCAM EX Browser.
I found more choice of exporting the original mp4 file in various formats. When I tried the Windows WMV format I get on the screen a commecial logo " Main Concept" and I cant get rid of it. Does that mean that I have to spend money to get rid of it. I have not seen any request to register any product !!
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Old July 20th, 2008, 03:42 AM   #14
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Does that mean that I have to spend money to get rid of it. I have not seen any request to register any product !!
It's in the manual (as well as it being mentioned in the other CB2 thread). But here it is: MainConcept Conversion Packs,
Plug-In for Sony Clip Browser 2.0


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Roughly USD 450 for the two codec packs and I can't find any details on the licencing. At that price a Vegas 8 licence seems like a bargain.
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