Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to karinhuegel)
The drive needs to be formatted as Mac OS Extended for use with FCE.
I would not (ever) advise using the same drive for backup that you are using for live data. 1) it negates the whole idea of backup (live data + backup on the same drive) and 2) Time Machine will interfere with video data streaming from the other partition on the same drive.
Buy two drives. Reserve one for live data (video editing, photos, etc) and the second drive for backup. But both FCE and TM require Mac OS Extended format. If you need to use the drive with a Windows pc, I suggest installing MacDrive software on your pc.
May I recommend G-Technology G-Drives and OWC Mercury Elite Pro drives. I have never been a fan of the WD MyBook drives; they are consumer-oriented, you have to watch out for the specs and they have had a less than stellar record when used with Macs.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 2:50 PM (in response to karinhuegel)
Would I have problems changing to Lion (or later to a newer operation system of MAC) using FCE 4.0.1?
Most likely you will have problems.
Users find intermittent issues, some minor and some major, some can't even install FCE.
FCE is not supported by Apple using Lion or the current Mountain Lion OS, stick to 10.6.8 for trouble free use.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 3:18 AM (in response to MartinR)
So video editing on the external hard drive does not work in exFAT but only in Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - which I use also in the internals hard drive where I have installed FCE.
I use Windows 7 via book camp and use the software of Paragon to be able to read and write data of both parts of my interal hard drive (Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and NTSF which works quite well.
I use two Samsung S2 1TB only USB 2.0. (500GB Mac OS Extended Journaled only for a Time Machine Backup and 500GB NTFS for data and a Windows backup with the software from paragon) now. Maybe this will be enough backups and I could buy f.i. two OWC Mercury Elite Pro external hard drives for video editing and photos (data)? (one is also not secure?) Someone suggested to my to use Carbon Copy Cloner then.
I am able to send my film to someone f.i. via http://www.mydrive.net/ or via my MBP also to an external hard drive in NTFS ...
But it will be a problem to watch my films from the external hard drive in Mac OS Extended Journaled on my TV? I ask the support of Samsung now. And also OWC because of warranty in Austria ...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 1:44 AM (in response to MartinR)
I have to send back OWC products for repair to the States living in Austria! 2 external hard drives 3TB including eSATA makes ca. EUR 560 for me (including VAT)! And today G-drive 3TB ist not in stock in whole Austria (?)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to karinhuegel)
In http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201201/20120128135005569/UX9DVBEU5A -ENG.pdf "my contents" I read that Samsung TV needs an external hard drive in NTFS (or FAT32 or FAT16).
There are quite a lot of supported video formats (see also my contents) so I ask myself which to choose best.
I assume it is quite difficult to decide which format to take because no one can know which people use which TVs etc. But is it easier to connect directly to a TV than via MBP and HDMI.
So I would have to partitate an external hard drive 3,5 again in MAC OS Extended (Journaled) and NTFS!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 3:03 AM (in response to MartinR)
I have bought an expresscard of Delock 34 6Gb/s http://www.delock.com/produkte/F_260_eSATA_61891/merkmale.html last week but I can't slide it in the MacBook Pro (I have only one at home to test it). After ca. 2mm I cannot slide it further!
Is the card or the case a problem?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 11:58 AM (in response to karinhuegel)
I had to repair my expresscard slot of my MBP today!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 3:35 PM (in response to karinhuegel)
The card looked OK to me.
How did you prepare the slot?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 12:25 AM (in response to Alchroma)
Because I was not able to insert the expresscard at all (I did not use this slot before!) I went to an Apple repair shop in Vienna (Mymac). They did not have to exchange anything but to fix the part in the MBP correctly, in which the expresscard is inserted.
I assume that this was a problem since the first day but unfortunately I had to pay for it because I do not have warranty any more.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 1:22 AM (in response to karinhuegel)
Getting the trained professional to do the job is always a good call.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 3:36 AM (in response to Alchroma)
I have bought two external hard drives of OWC 3TB http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/ME3QH7T3.0/ for creating movies with FCE 4.0.1. on my MBP, Snow Leopard, and it works well via eSATA (I did not try it with firewire 800 in the meantime because I have also eSATA).
My Samung TV supports only a hard drive 1 TB, namely 500GB for movies of TV and 500GB (NTFS) for my own data (photos, films and movies). I bought Trekstor 1 TB http://www.trekstor.at/detail-data-storage/product/datastation-maxi-xpress.html .
If I want to watch my own films on my MBP I save them as QuickTimefilms on my external hard drive OWC. If I want to watch them on my TV I use MPEG stream clip to convert them ot MPEG-4 and store them on my external hard drive Trekstor. People still want to have DVDs so I burn them via iDVD using the big data of QuickTime films.
Because I have chosen the best quality of my camera the data of my QuickTime movies are really big. I don't know if I simply should leave it this big (1) or choose less quality in Canon Legria HFG10 (2) or use QuickTime converter which much more longer than QuickTime so that I get impatient (3) or I should choose less quality only in the last step, the MPEG streamclip (4)?