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Niklas Wikman
Offloading P2 cards from AG-HPX500
on Aug 28, 2009 at 8:23:41 pm

Currently I'm offloading my P2 cards using a MPB with Duel Adapter onto a USB-powered hard disk. Then back home, I duplicate the disk and then import the footage in FCP from any of my source disks.

However - there'll be great if I could somehow hook up an external disk directly to the HPX500, offload the cards (over FireWire - ouch, that's slow!) and then back home I just plug the disk into any of my Macs and go from there.

Is this at all possible?

Currently I'm using a Western Digital Passport 250 GB hard drive. But since I'm off and about for more than a week, the 250 GB would not be enough. Guess I either buy some more 250 GB or perhaps one TB disk? Not sure if they come in 2,5" (and thus being USB powered, though).


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Ben Starkey
Re: Offloading P2 cards from AG-HPX500
on Aug 28, 2009 at 9:38:47 pm

Indeed! http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/193/866576

It's the HPX firewire host mode.

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John Fishback
Re: Offloading P2 cards from AG-HPX500
on Aug 28, 2009 at 9:42:20 pm

I suggest you continue to off-load your P2 cards using your MBP & Duel to a Firewire drive. With the use of a third-party program you can use the MXF files on that drive direcctly without having to Log & Transfer. The reason you want to use a FW drive is USB drives don't have sustained data rates and, therefore, are not good with video.

Here are some links:

Raylight http://dvfilmstore.com/raylight-for-mac.html

MXF4MAC http://mxf4mac.com/

Calibrated's MXF Import http://www.calibratedsoftware.com/MXFImport_Mac.asp

John

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Adam Smith
Re: Offloading P2 cards from AG-HPX500
on Aug 29, 2009 at 4:55:30 am

In Firewire Host mode you can offload directly from camera to a firewire disk... however, the first step will to allow the camera to erase and prepare the drive (any info on the drive will be lost).

The camera will set the drive up as unallocated space and each card offloaded will result in a new partition being created, partition size matching the capacity of the card. Note that FAT32 seems to have a limit to the number of partitions per disk... seems to me 16 was around the limit. Since I use 16gb cards and offload to a 300gb drive, I will never fill the drive to capacity. Worth considering when you are selecting a drive.

My 500 generally takes 22 or so minutes to offload and verify a 16gb card.

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Niklas Wikman
Re: Offloading P2 cards from AG-HPX500
on Aug 29, 2009 at 7:16:22 am

Thanks for your input. FireWire are all good when you edit video, but for offloading USB should work. I'm using HD Log (ShotPut P2) for offloading today.

A FireWire disk would require external power. On the other hand I don't have to bring my MBP with me, just the camera and the FireWire disk.

Will the disk be formatted as FAT32? I guess the structure of the P2 card does match the FAT32 file structure, then. :-) (No file larger than 4 GB, etc).

Is there bus-powered FireWire disks?



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