How can I find previous camera settings? 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 November 6th, 2008, 07:51 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 402
How can I find previous camera settings?

Hi
Is there a way to retrieve the camera settings from an old clip using the clip browser or other software (Im on a mac)?

I was shooting in Paris 2 weeks ago and I find myself going back tomorrow with a demo camera from the dealer and I dont have the settings I used last time. (I do remember most of it, but would be happy to be sure)
Joachim Hoge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 07:57 AM   #2
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joachim Hoge View Post
Hi
Is there a way to retrieve the camera settings from an old clip using the clip browser or other software (Im on a mac)?

I was shooting in Paris 2 weeks ago and I find myself going back tomorrow with a demo camera from the dealer and I dont have the settings I used last time. (I do remember most of it, but would be happy to be sure)
If you still have the cards the original footage was shot on, the settings will be there. That's assuming you didn't change them since then. If you did, and you didn't save the settings file, then they're gone for good.
Jay Gladwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 09:28 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 402
Gone for good then. Lesson learned.
I thought maybe the information was stored in the meta data somehow
Joachim Hoge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #4
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joachim Hoge View Post
Gone for good then. Lesson learned.
I thought maybe the information was stored in the meta data somehow
A good thing to do is save the setup.suf file to your laptop or desktop computer. You could put each one in a different folder, depending on the job. That way, when you want to go back to those settings, just reload the setup.suf file to your cards and you're ready to go.
Jay Gladwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 402
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay Gladwell View Post
A good thing to do is save the setup.suf file to your laptop or desktop computer. You could put each one in a different folder, depending on the job. That way, when you want to go back to those settings, just reload the setup.suf file to your cards and you're ready to go.
Thanks for the tips. Where do I find that file?
Joachim Hoge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 03:22 PM   #6
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joachim Hoge View Post
Thanks for the tips. Where do I find that file?
Put the card in the reader (or connect the camera to your computer). Under "My Computer" find the drive letter for your card. There are two folders. In the Sony folder go down through the folders until you read setup.suf and copy it to your hard drive as you would any other file.

Edit:

A word of warning, sharing this file with others will totally erase all settings in your camera and replace them with all news settings from the file. In other words, you can't share just Picture Profiles--it's all or nothing!
Jay Gladwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 402
Thanks Jay.
And thanks for the warning.
Im waiting for my EX-3 and the dealer was kind enough to hand over a demo camera.
Joachim Hoge 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 12:48 AM.


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