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  • Need to transfer my footage onto hard drive for PC

  • Jan von Bayern

    June 23, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Hi I have a Mac and my video files are organized on MacOS formatted drives. 2 Terabytes of footage. Now I want to transfer the footage onto a drive for an PC editor. So it has to be readable by a Windows machine. I did some research but found no solution.

  • Robert Olding

    June 23, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Use your Mac’s Disk Utility application to erase and format the drive to ExFat.

  • Jan von Bayern

    June 23, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you Robert – but I always thought the ExFAT has a limited files size? These are 4K video files.

  • David Battistella

    June 23, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    I would take these steps.

    1. Get a fresh disk.

    2. Option one (forma the disk FAT 32 on your mac)

    3. Option 2 (get software like <strong ng-bind-html=”record.$found.name || record.product.name” style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit;”>extFS for Mac by Paragon Software)

    4. Format the disk NTFS.

    5. #2 is free #3 will cost you.

    6. Use a professional checksum program to copy the fils from one disk to the other.


    I would not eliminate the 6th step. It is important to make sure it isll all copied over correctly.


    David


  • Robert Olding

    June 23, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    ExFat can handle the larger files sizes such as those from video files and it’s for disks that are larger than 32GB. There is a newer format for windows called NTFS but it’s not supported by macOS.

  • Jan von Bayern

    June 23, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you !!

  • Eric Santiago

    June 23, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    For simpler tasks, MacDrive works fine.
    I dont dare use the HFS drive as a working drive on Windows but you can at least read the files and copy to the other side as well.

  • Patrick Donegan

    June 23, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    you dont have to Erase your old drives!

    just the new one to transfer the source files to!

  • Patrick Donegan

    June 23, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    When one buys a newer WD drive – it comes with an included version of the NTFS driver for the OS X …. both for writing and reading!

    “Free as in beer” I mean “Free as in included”

  • Patrick Donegan

    June 23, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    It is supported by drivers available from Paragon …

    free when purchasing a retail WD drive

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