Last edited by Magnus Dorati; 11-12-2010 at 10:28 AM.
1. Connect your CF card reader to your computer.
2. Create a folder on your external hard drive with the reel number (ex. Reel 1, Reel 2...)
3. Highlight ALL the files on the CF card, drag and drop them into the appropriate Reel folder.
4. Once transfer is complete, confirm that the .RDC files are the same size by right-clicking them and going to "Get Info" (on Mac).
5. You should also double-click some of the transferred Quicktime proxies to make sure they are all working, or use Clipfinder to quickly scroll through all the clips.
Price range is wide, you can them for much cheaper:
Yeah-a reader is really a must have and they're practically free compared to a camera package. Don't use the camera!
Lexar UDMA FW800 CF readers:
are known to work with RED's 16GB CF cards. Think there's Sandisk one that also works.
Other models and makes may or may not work - some have random issues or do not work at all with these particular cards.
Another danger that has not been mentioned is that the bus power on most 1394 controllers cannot be disabled. This causes a danger to both the external device(camera, drive, etc) FW bus and the Computer's FW controller, the connectors and may even threaten other devices on the bus.
For some reason, drives seem to do okay with this, decks and cameras often do not. I would only connect cameras for maintenance purposes.
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