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stephen hoyal
basic driver install question?
on Oct 14, 2009 at 3:35:52 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am borrowing a camera from a friend. I am having trouble installing the drivers on my lab top.
I have look at Sony's web site and online manuel but am still lost.

I am taking the footage from the EX1 camera using firewire into my lab top. I have installed the Clip Browser V2.5.1 for mac. My computer is a Mac Book Pro Intel computer but is 2 years old. I still have
Mac OS X. I have not yet updated on this computer. Anyway I can't get this to work.
Is there a folder that I am suppose to dump the information into because I just installed everything on the hard drive? Are their other drivers that I am suppose to use?? Am I using the right drivers?

I usually use the panasonic hvx 200 but my camera was stolen. Do I need to delete all references to the panasonic folder? If so how do I do that?

Thanks,

Steve


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Michael Palmer
Re: basic driver install question?
on Oct 14, 2009 at 4:41:25 pm

If you recorded with HQ then firewire won't work, If you recorded SP (HDV) then you can enable the Ilink or firewire to transport the files

Good Luck
Michael Palmer


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stephen hoyal
Re: basic driver install question?
on Oct 14, 2009 at 5:59:46 pm

I used the camera last year and transfered everything on my lab top. But since then I have reinstalled the operating system. I don't remember how to install the software. I have installed the clipbroswer v251 but I think it might be the wrong version. What version do I need.
I guess because I am working with an older operating system I need older versions of the programs, where do I get those? And what exact drivers do I need.
Like I said this worked for me last year so what I am doing works I just need to transfer it.

Thanks,

Steve


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Greg Ondera
Re: basic driver install question?
on Oct 14, 2009 at 4:50:28 pm

I would recommend testing this before you actually shoot the footage that you know you will need.

In my opinion Sony could have made a simplified workflow the centerpiece of their marketing, but at this time, I think it is a bit lacking. I gained much more knowledge from Doug Jensen's Vortex media DVDs. I transfer all my EX footage by way of the SxS cards using the Sony XDCam Browser, not XDCam Transfer, then after those files and folders are secured, I use XDCam Transfer to take it into Final Cut Pro.

That being said, the most important piece of advice is to create a set of Folders labeled Chip A, Chip B, and so on, however many you shoot. Make sure when you dump your BPAV folder into "Chip A" for example, since it is labeled "BPAV" do not dump the next BPAV folder from the next chip into that folder, because it will overwrite it. So you have a BPAV folder for each chip folder. Do not think that you can just dump contents from the BPAV folder, as you need all those files and folders within the BPAV folder. Important, important! I do this using XDCam Browser by navigating to the shot footage in the upper windows and dragging it to the folder labeled Chip A in the lower left column, by selecting all the clips (shift key stuff). It will ask if you want to do this, so say yes, but notice after it is done, there is a beige rectangle that shows you that you already have a BPAV folder in that folder, which is convenient.

After you bring all your footage onto your drive, then you can erase the cards. Test it though, by looking to see if indeed there is a BPAV folder there.

Then if you want to use FCP, use Sony XDCam Transfer and load all Chip A, Chip B, and so on into the left column, go to preferences>Import tab and choose your import location--I typically set up a folder labeled appropriately in Capture Scratch for this. Then after you added all folders go File>Import All Clips, and if you do this from FCP the clips will show up there, but if not, then you will have to import them into FCP.

That's the workflow in a nutshell. The most important two words of advice is do not overwrite a BPAV folder and do not take the contents out of the BPAV folder. You can however label the BPAV folder "BPAV - Sunset Shots" or so forth, but you always want to keep BPAV in the label.

Greg Ondera
http://www.Plexus.tv
http://www.SurgeonToday.org


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Greg Ondera
Re: basic driver install question?
on Oct 14, 2009 at 4:56:36 pm

One other piece of advice is to never edit on an external hard drive that does not have a built in fan. You will eventually kill those small hard drives that are fanless.

Greg Ondera
http://www.Plexus.tv
http://www.SurgeonToday.org


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Greg Ondera
Re: basic driver install question?
on Oct 14, 2009 at 5:06:12 pm

The fanless drives are however a great way of transferring footage.

Greg Ondera
http://www.Plexus.tv
http://www.SurgeonToday.org


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Clint Fleckenstein
Re: basic driver install question?
on Oct 14, 2009 at 9:02:52 pm

"I am taking the footage from the EX1 camera using firewire into my lab top. I have installed the Clip Browser V2.5.1 for mac."

Wrong cable. The firewire connector is for video (HDV) only. You need to connect using a USB cable.

Cf


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