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How do you transfer large video files to Windows based systems?

I'm on a currrent project where I've had to capture hour long talks in DV and HDV. The resulting files are larger than the FAT limit of 4GB, so I can't format the external HDs in that format. So, I have them formatted in NTFS 3G, and writing to them seems INCREDIBLY slow.


What workflow do you use? Am I missing something? While I could break the videos into smaller captures, the client doesn't have the capability to edit/rejoin the clips on their end.


Thanks for the help/recommendations,



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 16GB RAM
Reply by Michael Grenadier on Jan 31, 2013 12:45 PM Helpful

macdrive is a utility that will allow you to mount a macosformatted drive on a pc.  Worth every penny. 


There are also mac utillities that will allow you to write to NTFS drives.  Just do some googling.  There are paid and free solutions.

Reply by Steve` Lopez on Feb 1, 2013 7:54 PM Helpful

Have you tried formatting your External HD in ExFAT?  This will allow you to transfer very large files for use with PC.  Keep in mind that this only works with Lion and Mountain Lion, not earlier versions of Mac OSX.  Try it out on a 'sacrificial' XHD to see if it works and get back to us.

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