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PaulMoore
Viewing MXF proxy files on Mac
on Aug 13, 2007 at 3:55:36 pm

Hi there

Is there (free) Apple Mac software to enable watching back the low-res .mxf proxy files from Sony's XDCam?

Our production mostly uses Sony's logging software on PCs (though we are editing on Final Cut) but some colleagues want to take the files home- and have Apple computers they need to watch them back on... any suggestions?

Thanks!

Paul



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Wayne Carey
Re: Viewing MXF proxy files on Mac
on Aug 14, 2007 at 7:36:43 pm

Sure...

Go here and call this number:

https://servicesplus.us.sony.biz/sony-software.aspx?model=PDZKP1

For some odd reason, the software link has been removed but there is a phone number to call about it.

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Andy Mees
Re: Viewing MXF proxy files on Mac
on Aug 16, 2007 at 11:31:54 am

you can download XDCAM Transfer (PDZK-P1) v1.1 here:
http://www.sonybiz.net/biz/view/ShowContent.action?site=biz_en_GB&contentId...


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PaulMoore
Re: Viewing MXF proxy files on Mac
on Aug 17, 2007 at 3:33:56 pm

I probably didn't explain this right!

I want to enable people on the team to watch the .mxf files on Apple computers- but without the camera attached...

E.g. we will transfer the proxy files from the camera onto our (PC) network, so everyone can view them at their desktops in the office- and (for those who have Apples at home and need to log footage at home) then they can take the files away with them (on a thumb drive or data DVD).

I've tried using the Transfer software but it won't play back the files- it can 'see' them but exports them as Quicktime before you can watch them- which defeats the purpose since they no longer have timecode and can't be logged...



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Wayne Carey
Re: Viewing MXF proxy files on Mac
on Aug 17, 2007 at 3:46:30 pm

Which version of Quicktime do you have?

Timecode support was added to Quicktime 7.1 (I think...). If you have this version or later, look at the timer in the lower left corner. Click on it. You will now notice that is says, Standard, Timecode: Drop Frame or Non-Drop Frame, and Frame Number. Just select Timecode and you'll see timecode again.

I just tried it and it works great for me.

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