XDCAM EX AVi Gotcha with EX1 and EX3. 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 PXW-Z280, Z190, X180 etc. (going back to EX3 & EX1) recording to SxS flash memory.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 13th, 2010, 11:20 AM   #1
Inner Circle
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire, UK
Posts: 4,957
XDCAM EX AVi Gotcha with EX1 and EX3.

Found a little gotcha today. If you shoot SD files on a SxS card using a PMW-350 or EX1R and then put that card in an original EX1 or EX3 it won't be recognised and you get a "Unknown Media" error and you can't format or delete the card in the EX1 or EX3 so you can't use it. You have to format the card in a EX1R or PMW-350 to be able to use it again in the EX1 or EX3.

UPDATE: Just been told that this will be fixed in the next firmware update for the EX1, EX3 and EX30. This should be out soon as it will also allow the use of the MEAD-MS01.
Alister Chapman, Film-Maker/Stormchaser http://www.xdcam-user.com/alisters-blog/ My XDCAM site and blog. http://www.hurricane-rig.com
Alister Chapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2010, 03:00 PM   #2
Vortex Media
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,664
That's just one of the many quirks I warn people about in my free 40-minute EX1R update video that was released in December.

Vortex Media: VIDEO & PHOTO Tools and Training

I don't think Sony knew about it until I brought it to their attention. One workaround, if you don't have another camera nearby to reformat the card, is to use a computer to get rid of the SD files. In general, I think the integration of SD recording formats has been poorly thought out. One thing I'd strongly advise against is mixing HD and SD on the same card.
Vortex Media http://www.vortexmedia.com/
Sony FS7, F55, and XDCAM training videos, field guides, and other production tools
Doug Jensen is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

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



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:58 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network