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importing directly to disk utility

670 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 20, 2010 3:39 PM by Rob-K RSS
lubrom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 14, 2010 8:49 AM
appleman had a suggestion to be able to archive the best version of a video by using disk utility but I don't know how that is done. How can I create an archive of AVCHD directly from the camera? How do I create a disk image in Disk Utility and where do I find the contents of the camera to be able to drag it into the image? It seems that this process lets you keep the video in it's purest form to archive. Is the format also widely usable, more so than a dv file?
IMAC, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Rob-K Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2010 3:39 PM (in response to lubrom)
    If your camera mounts a like a disk when connected, it's easy.

    1) Connect your camera
    2) Launch Disk Utility
    3) Click on your camera in the Disk List column (left side of Disk Utility's window)
    4) Click the "New Image" button in the tool bar
    5) Choose a name and location to save in the resulting dialog, and change "Image Format" from Compressed to Read Only (no point in trying to compress highly compressed content)

    Managing those saved AVCHD disk image files is another challenge. I always keep each backup on 2 separate drives.
    Mac OS X (10.3.x)

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