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  • Thu, Apr 4 2013 6:46 PM

    MXF files too large to transfer?

    Hi folks

    I'm in the midst of editing a film but have to transfer the MXF files to an external drive to take to another suite.

    However when I transfer the files to the appropriately titled folders on the external drive I seem to be getting an error code informing me that a few of the files are too large to transfer. I've located the files in question and they seem to range between 4GB - 18GB in size. These were files that were captured from an external VHS machine and it appears the assistant didn't think to cut the files down on import.

    Does anyone have a quick fix solution for this. I'd really appreciate any help.

    Thanks

    AJ

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  • Thu, Apr 4 2013 7:12 PM In reply to

    • Vilem
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    Re: MXF files too large to transfer?

    Look how the HDD is formatted. I guess the FAT32 = limit 4 gigabytes/1file.
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  • Thu, Apr 4 2013 7:28 PM In reply to

    Re: MXF files too large to transfer?

    Hi Vilem

     

    I'm a bit new to all this, sorry. Is there a way that I can change this so that the files will transfer?

    Thanks

    AJ

  • Thu, Apr 4 2013 7:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: MXF files too large to transfer?

    If the work will continue on the PC (Windows), you HDD (in Win) format to NTFS, where no restrictions velokosti file. If the work will continue on the MAC, it's complicated - for transmission, you can format the HDD to exFAT (but not recommended for prolonged use - it does not backup FAT table for file recovery after an accident). Or install MAC drive and format the HDD to HFS + filesystem.
    Be careful when formatting erases data on the HDD.
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  • Thu, Apr 4 2013 8:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: MXF files too large to transfer?

    youngindymail:

    Hi Vilem

     

    I'm a bit new to all this, sorry. Is there a way that I can change this so that the files will transfer?

    Thanks

    AJ

     

    Right click on the drive in Windows Explorer, assuming you are using Windows, and choose properties.  That will report what the file system is.  If it' s FAT32, you can convert it to NTFS at the command prompt using

    CONVERT drive: /FS:ntfs   where drive: is the drive letter where the drive is mounted.  This carries a risk of corrupting the data that exists, but if the data remains intact, it can save a lot of time.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881

    The procedure is about the middle of the page at the above listed link.

    The safest thing is to re-format the drive completly and recopy everything.

    If you are on a MAC, I don't know if you can convert the file system.  But you would need to use the Disk Utility to re-format the drive to one of the HFS flavors, most likely HFS+, and then recopy everything.

     

    BTW,  It REALLY REALLY helps to provide system information with your profile or POST so pertinent information can be relayed.

     

    Cheers,

    Ben

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