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Dana Strom
PDW-F70 and PDW-700
on Mar 24, 2011 at 12:37:15 am

I have discs coming in from a PDW-700 camera and so far, the deck is reporting:
"FORMAT NOT SUPPORTED. RECORDING AND PLAYBACK IS NOT POSSIBLE."

The discs are standard RE 23GB 2.4x - All 1080p 30 (29.97

Is this deck just not compatible or is there a problem with the camera?
If the former is true, I just need to confirm: what deck to rent?

Thus far, I'm growing quite frustrated with Sony's tapeless solutions... I'd love for somebody to change my mind though.


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john sharaf
Re: PDW-F70 and PDW-700
on Mar 24, 2011 at 12:40:52 am

You need a PDW-HD1500 or 1600 Deck to play tapes made in the PDW-700 camera at 422 MPEG 50 Mb formats. Sorry!

JS



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Dana Strom
Re: PDW-F70 and PDW-700
on Mar 24, 2011 at 1:01:11 am

Ha!
Thank you so much for clearing that up.

All I'm trying to do is transfer the raw files to a Final Cut Pro system... once I get access to the file structure, I can use the XDCam transfer software.

So what is it that's standing in the way of reading the raw data? I don't need it to play back, just act as a drive and mount the disc as a volume (I've installed the OSX FAM driver) but I can't get passed this "NO SUPPORT" problem.

Any thoughts?


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john sharaf
Re: PDW-F70 and PDW-700
on Mar 24, 2011 at 2:06:17 am

Dana,

Sorry again, can not be done with that machine.

Can do with a PDW-U1 Reader/Writer or as I said, the PDW-HD1500 or 1600 Deck.

The PDW-U1 is cheap, under $3K to buy or rent for $100?

JS



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Dana Strom
Re: PDW-F70 and PDW-700
on Mar 25, 2011 at 5:23:33 pm

Got a PDW-U1 in and it worked great!
Thanks so much for your help!
Even the camera operators and rental house were stumped and ultimately just suggested the PDW-U1 anyway.
I can't imagine we were ALL looking in the wrong places for this answer.

I'm sincerely unimpressed with Sony's "solutions".


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