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eric Thompson
Final Cut Pro Quicktime Files to PC
on Jan 25, 2012 at 6:56:59 pm

I know, I know , I know. This is probably in the wrong place but there isn't a forum category for moronic questions.
I have Final Cut Pro and need to put large files on to a portable hard drive that will eventually be offloaded on to a PC. Is there such a tool that you'd recommend? I'm not looking for a desktop but a portable 1tb. I have a portable that is not compatible with my Mac and right on the box it says it's for PC. I kinda thought storage was storage, but I guess I was 90 dollars worth of wrong. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Jerry Hofmann
Re: Final Cut Pro Quicktime Files to PC
on Jan 25, 2012 at 7:16:10 pm

Chances are you can reformat that drive you have to be a Mac drive.

Open the dive utility app in the utilities folder in your apps folder. Reformat that drive to be Mac OS Extended.


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Jeff Meyer
Re: Final Cut Pro Quicktime Files to PC
on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:08:29 am

Mac OS Extended is only viewable if you're bootcamping or if you install software on the PC.

I like the exFAT partition for cross-platform uses. Both can read and write, and it supports large files. Support begins at 10.6.5 on the Mac side, and at XP w/ Service Pack 2 on the Windows side.

For codecs, unless otherwise specified, It's hard to go wrong with ProRes422 if the PC has a current version of Quicktime, or Animation if you need alpha.

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Shane Ross
Re: Final Cut Pro Quicktime Files to PC
on Jan 25, 2012 at 7:37:09 pm

What format? Many codecs are only viewable if you have FCP: HDV, XDCAM, DVCPRO HD.

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Jimmy Stephans
Re: Final Cut Pro Quicktime Files to PC
on Jan 26, 2012 at 3:00:45 am

I have drives I take back and forth between MACs and Windows machines often.

The trick was to have a PC (NTFS) drive, and use a program on the MAC to help read/write to it.

In my photo studio we use this:

My girlfriend uses something called MacDrive to have her MacBook Pro, Win 7 machine and even her X-Box360 be able to deal with each other streaming stuff.

Not sure her solution solves your problem, but the one in that link lets me unplug a USB 2.0 external drive from my MAC and take it and the files it wrote to my Windows 7 machines.


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