50i longer down load than 25p

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Robin
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50i longer down load than 25p

Post by Robin » June 4th, 2012, 4:25 pm

Not a big deal.. but found 50i 422 HD SXS 32GB type 1 cards.. down loads a fair bit longer than 25p.. 25p around 17 mins and 50i around 27 mins.. exp card slot..to USB 2 ext HDD.. (yes I know thats the slow bit) using XDCAM Browser V2

Is that because there is more data.. in interlaced than progressive ?

Would firewire make a big difference..?

wish they would hurry up with thunderbolt small ext HDD,s..


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alisterchapman
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Re: 50i longer down load than 25p

Post by alisterchapman » June 5th, 2012, 6:48 pm

25P and 50i should be almost identical file sizes. A faster card reader like the sonnet Echo Express via thunderbolt makes a massive difference. http://www.xdcam-user.com/2012/04/sonne ... eed-tests/
Robin
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Re: 50i longer down load than 25p

Post by Robin » June 6th, 2012, 2:23 am

Ok thanks.. I was using the internal exp card slot of a 17inch mac.. but to a USB 2 ext HDD.. provided by the production.. maybe its the firewire and a faster HDD that was giving me the faster down loads before.. with 25p.. would the sonnet be faster than the internal exp card slot?.. waiting for the dream combo.. internal slot to thunderbolt ext HDD.. !!
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Re: 50i longer down load than 25p

Post by alisterchapman » June 7th, 2012, 12:25 pm

The Express card slot built in to the computer is fastest, when the computer has one. USB 2 is a lot slower than firewire. Firewire 800 is typically about 3 times faster than USB 2 for video transfers.
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Re: 50i longer down load than 25p

Post by Robin » June 7th, 2012, 1:55 pm

Ok got it thanks.. read that Buffalo will bring out a 500 and 1 TB small HDD with USB3 /2 and thunderbolt later this summer.. good combo... but they havnt put a price on it yet.. other thunderbolts HDD are big or exp..
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