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angela anderson
how are p2 cards formatted?
on Oct 3, 2008 at 4:47:02 am

Hi, i've looked around but haven't really found an answer i could trust - are p2 cards only formatted in fat 32, or can you change that format at will? i ask because i have a potential job downloading the p2 files from the cards and archiving, but they want a pc and i have a mac - the question i have is, if i download to either a pc or mac formatted harddrive, do the 4gig clips (if the card is fat32) match up automatically, or do they remain in 4 gig pieces? because if they match up and fuse into one file, then i can understand having an exclusively pc or mac workflow, but if they remain 4g or less, then technically it doesn't matter if i use a mac or a pc because i can write to fat 32 - does anyone know?


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Shane Ross
Re: how are p2 cards formatted?
on Oct 3, 2008 at 3:36:15 pm

P2 cards are formatted Fat32. And you you need to offload them onto a drive that is formatted Fat32, that is fine, because the file sizes never go above 4GB. They are only joined together in the NLE, if it offers that option.



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angela anderson
Re: how are p2 cards formatted?
on Oct 4, 2008 at 3:27:09 am

thanks so much for that! it puts me at ease now :) i was suspecting that, but had no confirmation.



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