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  • XQD download issues with Yosemite and more….

     Bill Griffin updated 5 years, 10 months ago 3 Members · 5 Posts
  • Andy Joynson

    July 19, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Hi there,

    I am wondering if there is anyone who may be able to assist with a workaround/solution for a problem we are having with XQD cards, readers, adapters and Yosemite – and now an SxS reader has joined in the non-working party!

    Using PMW 300’s and new XQD cards, our 2 macbook pros running Yosemite have very slow download speeds via XQD cards. This is when downloading with the Sony USB 3 QXD readers

    One of the MacBooks downloads at a pace using an XQD card in a Sony ExpressCard SxS adapter into a SBAC-US20 Sony SxS reader. The other mac book, the newer of the two on 10.10.3 , doesn’t – it just crashes.

    I am using content browser version 1.1, and I have dowloaded the SxS UDF driver.

    I am aware that there is no driver yet for XQD readers and Yosemite, is there a workaround?
    I am told Lexar Pro XQD readers work, is that the case?

    Our Macbook 2 is crashing every time a loaded SxS reader is plugged in. I suspect this might be an unrelated bug. I am thinking of doing a fresh OS install on this machine, but that seems drastic – might this help?

    Anyone else had any experience of this, and any suggestions would be much appreciated a I don’t really know what to try next?

    Best wishes.


  • leslie wand

    July 19, 2015 at 6:42 am

    i have no idea re mac problems (i thought they weren’t supposed to have any ;-)), but you could try using sony catalyst browser (free) as an ‘intermediary’ on the mac and see if you can ingest via it…

  • Andy Joynson

    July 19, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks Leslie, will give it a go.

    If I could get back to Mavericks it would work. The other option is get some PC’s of course.

  • leslie wand

    July 19, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    good luck…

    my only complaint so far with catalyst is it recognizes but doesn’t use my intensity pro card….

  • Bill Griffin

    July 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    As I have said before………..

    if all else fails….call the XDCAM help desk, its free:

    800-883-6817, push 5, then 3….tell them what you need…I called
    then before and they have helped me…..

    Bill Griffin
    HD Cameraman
    Dallas, Texas USA

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