Author Topic: Ingesting problem, (Canon 5D markIII) Locked inside camera  (Read 6612 times)

Offline SamoMalo

  • Newcomer
  • *
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: Ingesting problem, (Canon 5D markIII) Locked inside camera
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2015, 08:49:05 AM »
ExFat

Right, I haven't used ExFat at all so far so can not tell you if this is the problem or not, but it sounds likely. Is there a particular reason you formatted it as exfat and not as Mac native?

Yes, the compatibility with Windows & Mac. I use both systems.

Offline Kirk Baker

  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Camera Bits Staff
  • Superhero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23249
    • View Profile
    • Camera Bits, Inc.
Re: Ingesting problem, (Canon 5D markIII) Locked inside camera
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2015, 09:40:52 AM »
ExFat

Right, I haven't used ExFat at all so far so can not tell you if this is the problem or not, but it sounds likely. Is there a particular reason you formatted it as exfat and not as Mac native?

Yes, the compatibility with Windows & Mac. I use both systems.

Be careful in your interaction with that drive when using your Mac.  The support for FAT and ExFAT on Mac OS X is somewhat unreliable in our experience.

-Kirk

Offline SamoMalo

  • Newcomer
  • *
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: Ingesting problem, (Canon 5D markIII) Locked inside camera
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2015, 12:13:57 PM »
ExFat

Right, I haven't used ExFat at all so far so can not tell you if this is the problem or not, but it sounds likely. Is there a particular reason you formatted it as exfat and not as Mac native?

Yes, the compatibility with Windows & Mac. I use both systems.

Be careful in your interaction with that drive when using your Mac.  The support for FAT and ExFAT on Mac OS X is somewhat unreliable in our experience.

-Kirk

About the exFAT problem is when you format your driver on Mac OSX with exFat - then the OsX write longer cluster size (allocation unit size).
That way I format on Windows and use it on OSX.

Tell me Kirk what could be my problem not writing it on external HDD?

Offline Kirk Baker

  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Camera Bits Staff
  • Superhero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23249
    • View Profile
    • Camera Bits, Inc.
Re: Ingesting problem, (Canon 5D markIII) Locked inside camera
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2015, 12:18:39 PM »
I think the problem is incompatibility with ExFAT on Mac OS X.  Is there no way you can put that drive on a network such that both your Mac and Windows systems can access it?

We rely on file systems working correctly.  If the OS is incompatible or just is inconsistent with a particular file system then PM will have problems.

I suggest finding a way to make the drive networked or format the drive in a Mac OS X native format like HFS+.

-Kirk