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Old January 9th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #1
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EX1 bottle neck for USB transfer to PC

Iím trying to give a client 43 mins of footage shoot on the EX1 and they use Sony Vegas.
The problem is that when we go to transfer the file onto their PC system via USB out of the EX1 the transfer is taking as much time as the recorded footage.
I thought USB was faster.
I cant give them QuickTime as Vegas needs an MXF,file.
How can I overcome this bottle neck in the transfer?

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Old January 9th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #2
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Why aren't you using the expresscard in a machine? Give them the mp4 file inside the file structure.

BPAV > CLPR > XXX_XXXX_XX > *.mp4

Opens right up in Vegas.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 09:33 AM   #3
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What do you mean Perrone? I dont follow what your saying.

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Old January 9th, 2009, 09:47 AM   #4
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Opens right up in Vegas.
what Vegas do you use :)
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Old January 9th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #5
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remove the SxS card from the camera
insert it into a computer with a PCxpress card slot
and transfer that way.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 09:56 AM   #6
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Well i'm now dumping from the EX1 via USB using the clip browser. I have 43mins of footage and it's now been 1hr 20mins and it's just at 63% in the clip browser.
Something is wrong with this.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 10:01 AM   #7
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Are you just copying or MXF converting, are you shure you connect to USB2 port, not all USB ports have USB enhanced driver by default
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Old January 9th, 2009, 10:07 AM   #8
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thank god someone else is having this problem, its driving me crazy.

I tried the BPAV file, but it wont open in vegas, and I dont have an express card slot, I can get one for my desktop, but not for my lap top, and the lap top is the one that would need it because its used when I am shooting news in the field. I dont want to wait 3 hours for an hours worth of video I shot.

I called sony, and they had no idea what to do.


i have tried it on 3 different computers, its all the same, either real time, or longer.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 10:16 AM   #9
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what Vegas do you use :)
8.0c and 8.1. The mp4 opens up just fine in both.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 10:17 AM   #10
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Does your laptop have an SD card slot?


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thank god someone else is having this problem, its driving me crazy.

I tried the BPAV file, but it wont open in vegas, and I dont have an express card slot, I can get one for my desktop, but not for my lap top, and the lap top is the one that would need it because its used when I am shooting news in the field. I dont want to wait 3 hours for an hours worth of video I shot.

I called sony, and they had no idea what to do.


i have tried it on 3 different computers, its all the same, either real time, or longer.
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Does your laptop have an SD card slot?
yeah, it does, and since I am using the kensington adapter method, I took the SDHC card and plugged that straight in, but it wouldnt let me transfer the files for some reason.

my laptop is still running clipbrowser 1, so maybe that had something to do with it.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 10:23 AM   #12
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8.0c and 8.1. The mp4 opens up just fine in both.
do open up the file, and copy the mp4 into vegas? thats what I was trying and it said it couldnt be opened.
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do open up the file, and copy the mp4 into vegas? thats what I was trying and it said it couldnt be opened.
Weird. Maybe you're missing a codec or something but it should work. It's just mpeg2 wrapped in an mp4 wrapper. In fact, I take that mp4 file and batch encode to Avid DNxHD now so even the freebie ffmpeg on my machines understands the file.

Maybe the clipbrowser software adds a codec for it or something.
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my laptop is still running clipbrowser 1, so maybe that had something to do with it.
no, i use both , works the same way, except for the missing features from the V2.0
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i'll try it again and see what I can get
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