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Ned Miller
PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
on Apr 22, 2010 at 1:57:27 am

I had two clients in the last week who use PCs. 95% of all my clients have Macs. I was under the impression that I had to format the drives (Lacie Rugged and Quad) using Disc Utility the MS DOS FAT option.

Both clients, one using Windows 7 the other XP, say the drive is not coming up. Does anyone have a solution?

Thanks!

Ned Miller
Chicago Videographer
http://www.nedmiller.com
http://www.bizvideo.com


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Noah Kadner
Re: PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
on Apr 22, 2010 at 4:40:42 am

Better to format the drives at NTFS because most likely they are currently set as OS X Journaled which no PC reads out of the box. So, take the drives back, get this plugin:

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/

Format as NTFS and recopy the footage over. (make sure you copy it to another drive before formatting of course).

Noah

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Emre Tufekci S.O.A.
Re: PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
on Apr 22, 2010 at 1:56:28 pm

We use PC+MAc and utilize Noah's solution.

For smaller files we have 64GB/128GB thumb drives that require no formatting on work on both systems.

Emre Tufekci
http://www.productionpit.com



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Noah Kadner
Re: PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
on Apr 22, 2010 at 2:21:05 pm

[Emre Tufekci S.O.A.] "For smaller files we have 64GB/128GB thumb drives that require no formatting on work on both systems."

Are you sure about that? Flash drives require an OS-level formatting just like magnetic based ones in order to function. Check them out in your Disk Utility. I'll wager they're formatted to MS-DOS FAT-16 or 32 if you're passing them between Mac and PC.

Noah



Check out my book: RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera!
Unlock the secrets of 24p, HD and Final Cut Studio with Call Box Training. Featuring the Sony EX1 Guidebook, Panasonic HVX200, Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon 7D.
Watch Formosa- My indie movie shot with the SDX900 and finished with Final Cut Studio.


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Emre Tufekci S.O.A.
Re: PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
on Apr 22, 2010 at 6:55:39 pm

I'll double check and repost. I'll also post the manufacturer just incase its specific to them.

Emre Tufekci
http://www.productionpit.com



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chris li
Re: PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
on Apr 22, 2010 at 6:56:54 pm

Yes, I had to reformat a thumb drive to fat32 on my mac to work in a Sony picture frame



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Emre Tufekci S.O.A.
Re: PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
on Apr 22, 2010 at 8:46:42 pm

I just checked again and yes it works MAC and PC. I never formatted or changed the structure.

It is the Flash Voyager from Corsair.

Emre Tufekci
http://www.productionpit.com



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Noah Kadner
Re: PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
on Apr 22, 2010 at 9:42:37 pm

Yup- I have the exact same one. It comes from the factory pre-formatted as MS-DOS FAT, which Macs and PCs can both read/write. :) You can verify this by doing an Apple-I on its icon and check the format setting under the general attributes.

No disk can be mounted without an OS; Flash, CF, P2, hard drive- you name it. Without an OS, the disk would load as "unreadable" and would trigger an immediate initialize or eject window from the Mac (or PC).

Noah

Check out my book: RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera!
Unlock the secrets of 24p, HD and Final Cut Studio with Call Box Training. Featuring the Sony EX1 Guidebook, Panasonic HVX200, Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon 7D.
Watch Formosa- My indie movie shot with the SDX900 and finished with Final Cut Studio.


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Heloise Depocas
Re: PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
on May 8, 2010 at 11:44:06 am

If its still usefull for you, I installed macdrive on pc to read write on both drives.

HD


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Ned Miller
Re: PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
on May 8, 2010 at 2:53:35 pm

I heard that one of the clients did that and it worked. The other client had a vendor with a Mac that did a file transfer.

Thanks

Ned Miller
Chicago Videographer
http://www.nedmiller.com
http://www.bizvideo.com


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Heloise Depocas
Re: PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
on May 8, 2010 at 3:02:01 pm

Good ! for me it works pretty well !
have a good day !

HD


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