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  • Can only render to a mac OS Extended (journaled) external hard drive

    Posted by Dan Crouch on May 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I am using MC 6.5.3 on a mac.

    I am having trouble rendering a reverb effect to my external drive, formatted ExFat (as I online on pc)
    I can however render to another external hard drive, formatted mac OS Extended (journaled)
    I can do this and copy MXF folder at the end of a session but this could get a bit messy.

    Has anyone come across this or could give me advise on how a solution.

    Thanks in advance,

    John Pale replied 9 years, 11 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Richard Sanchez

    May 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I’ve heard of people having trouble using Avid and ExFat. If you online for PC, you might try formatting the drive NTFS and using a program like Paragon. I’ve done this before and it was fine.

    Richard Sanchez
    Los Angeles, CA

    “We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” – Bill Hicks

  • Glenn Sakatch

    May 21, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Paragon on every Mac I own, MacDrive on every PC I own…its the only way to work now.


  • Dan Crouch

    May 21, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks for the post’s guys, looks like this is the way forward.
    I am usuming you can’t implement this software post format, is that right?

    Cheers for help with this.

  • John Pale

    May 21, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Actually, you can.

    No need to reformat. It’s just an extension that lets your computer read/write to a “foreign” file system.

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