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Lawren Cody
Transfer .mov's onto an xdcam
on Jun 5, 2013 at 4:36:18 pm

Hello all,

Right to it: I have a plethora of slr clips that are in .mov format, and was looking for a way to transfer them onto an xdcam disc.

The idea is to have all my slr clips on a disc, so that I can scroll through the footage on my deck and see the media, not just a file name.

I am using a Sony XDcam deck, model number PDW-HD1500, and when i put it into PC REMOTE mode, the disc shows up on the computer as a readable disc, one would think then, that I could drag and drop a clip onto the disk, but I am given an error about permissions. I then changed the permissions on the disk, and was given an error saying the service I was trying to use hasen't been set up, or some such thing.

So do I need to install some new software, or just click a box somewhere? Any advice is appreciated, and I am sorry, if I wasnt able to get accross my issue.

Thanks.


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Ian Cook
Re: Transfer .mov's onto an xdcam
on Jun 5, 2013 at 5:31:32 pm

there are some restrictions/protocols when copying to disc..

you can do one of the following:

-to archive them as data (won't play on the deck, will reside in a generic folder we use for non-xdcam files), copy them to the User Data folder of the disc.

-to archive them as XDCAM files that will play, generate thumbnails etc, you have to put them into an XDCAM format. you can use FCP or Avid to render/wrap to XDCAM if you need to. For FCP you need either Content Browser (FCP 7 or FCP X) or XDCAM Transfer (FCP 7) to re-wrap to .mxf.

it sounds like option 2 is what you need. from FCP 7 use the 'Export-->Sony Content Browser' or 'Export-->Sony XDCAM' menu items added by the above plugins. from FXP X you have to select Share-->Master File and make sure the 'open with' preferences are set to 'Content Browser Exporter'. from Avid or Vegas or Premiere CS5/6 you can export directly without plugins. bottom line is a re-render to an XDCAM codec if you want playable video.

note that you also need the PC Remote/FAM driver to properly manage XDCAM discs. http://www.sony.com/xdcam-downloads.

if you need help getting this done let me know or call our support team @ 800 883 6817


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Lawren Cody
Re: Transfer .mov's onto an xdcam
on Jun 5, 2013 at 5:40:06 pm

Okay, that makes sense.

The idea was to be able to get all these clips onto a disk without having to import them into Avid first (we're talking about 500 or so clips of varying size), but I guess there's no way around it.

Thanks for your quick reply Ian, and as a side note, I've posted a few questions to this site over the years, and am allways blown away by the promptness and usefullness of the replys. Best community on the internet by far.

Thanks again.


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Ian Cook
Re: Transfer .mov's onto an xdcam
on Jun 5, 2013 at 6:09:24 pm

Thanks for the kind words. A proper encoding platform like Episode could batch-convert them, at least. Avid and most NLEs will only do one at a time. Good luck and let me know if I or anyone on my side can assist as you sort this out.


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