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david mayer
are my MTS files supposed to max out at 2.05 GB?
on Jun 1, 2014 at 12:34:58 am

This is the first time I have several 2.05 GB MTS files
from a one hour continuous shoot. Will there be
tiny glitches between them in the edit? Any way
to avoid this?

iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB
OS 10.6.8
Final Cut Pro 7.0


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Ryan Holmes
Re: are my MTS files supposed to max out at 2.05 GB?
on Jun 2, 2014 at 1:47:40 pm

Sounds like whatever you shot on formats the cards in FAT32 format. This is a limitation of that file system - it can't store a file larger than 2GB, so it breaks the file at the point.

You shouldn't have any drops in between breaks, if the camera did it's job correctly.

Ryan Holmes
http://www.ryanholmes.me
@CutColorPost


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david mayer
Re: are my MTS files supposed to max out at 2.05 GB?
on Jun 2, 2014 at 2:31:44 pm

Thanks, Ryan.

Is there a way to
re-format the card so it accepts unlimited
file sizes? It is a 64 GB ProMaster card.

BTW, the footage is from a C100.

iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB
OS 10.6.8
Final Cut Pro 7.0.3
Canon C100


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Ryan Holmes
Re: are my MTS files supposed to max out at 2.05 GB?
on Jun 2, 2014 at 3:13:31 pm

Nope. That's a limitation of the camera itself- http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/ci...

Look under Recording/Codec and you'll note the only file system listed in FAT32. With that said, how you ingest that footage could solve your problem. Programs like Adobe Prelude/Premiere Pro or Canon's own whatever shipped with your C100 software will parse the card structure and display one seamless file to the end user. So even though your 60 minute clip is comprised of several 12 minute 2GB files, you'll only see the 1 whole 60 minute clip.

FCPX may do this as well, but it's been a while since I've been in that world. I'm pretty sure Avid doesn't have a solution for this yet.

Ryan Holmes
http://www.ryanholmes.me
@CutColorPost


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