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danny dale
08-09-2009, 08:34 PM
as the title says...

was hoping that I could just use an SD card reader and copy the file structure to my Mac (like with P2 or SxS), but I tried using the card reader on my Dell monitor and it didn't show up.
also tried using the SD card with a MxR adaptor with my Mac Book Pro and no dice...

can it be done?

Jack Daniel Stanley
08-09-2009, 08:41 PM
That's the only way I do it. Not via dell monitor but without the camera involved. I input via an express card adapter into my laptop.

Maybe you need drivers for the card to show up?

simonclivehughes
08-09-2009, 08:51 PM
Are you by chance trying to read an SDHC card in an earlier card reader?

Cheers,

danny dale
08-09-2009, 08:54 PM
That's the only way I do it. Not via dell monitor but without the camera involved. I input via an express card adapter into my laptop.

Maybe you need drivers for the card to show up?

did you have to load a driver on your Mac system? I haven't opened the CD that came with the cam... is it on there?

btw, when is your short "Shady" coming out?

danny dale
08-09-2009, 08:58 PM
Are you by chance trying to read an SDHC card in an earlier card reader?

Cheers,

only tried with the built in card reader on my Dell 2405 monitor... but I also tried with the MxR adaptor on my laptop (which works fine with XDCAM EX files).

simonclivehughes
08-09-2009, 09:10 PM
only tried with the built in card reader on my Dell 2405 monitor... but I also tried with the MxR adaptor on my laptop (which works fine with XDCAM EX files).

My point is that earlier generation card readers cannot read the SDHC variant of SD cards. Perhaps this is the case.

Cheers,

Barry_Green
08-09-2009, 09:18 PM
The 2405 can't read SDHC cards. Get an inexpensive SDHC USB reader instead.

danny dale
08-09-2009, 09:19 PM
yeah, just googled a bit and the Dell is probably not going to read them.

but the MxR card adaptor should work... I'm using Sandisk Ultra II 16 gig class 4 - same as I use for my EX1

danny dale
08-09-2009, 09:21 PM
The 2405 can't read SDHC cards. Get an inexpensive SDHC USB reader instead.

thanks Barry...

just wondering why the MxR route won't work.. Jack mentioned a driver might be needed - do you know of one for the GH1?

Jack Daniel Stanley
08-10-2009, 07:12 AM
Driver was just a guess. Didn't have to load any on my mac. Just worked.

As for when Shady's out. Soon I hope.

danny dale
08-10-2009, 08:37 AM
I input via an express card adapter into my laptop.

Maybe you need drivers for the card to show up?

Which brand of express card adapter are you using?

Martti Ekstrand
08-10-2009, 11:21 AM
I use this supersimple $14 SDHC reader on my MacPro, just plop it into a USB port and insert the card.

http://www.kjell.com/?item=68299

I'm sure any good computer store around you have something similar.

Jack Daniel Stanley
08-10-2009, 11:39 AM
Which brand of express card adapter are you using?
Er. Not sure. It says "18 in 1 Card Reader" and "EXPRESS card 34"

yslee
08-10-2009, 06:28 PM
Good chance SDHC is not supported as well.

There's a Lexar card reader that does CF and SD. It's what I'm using, and it's a fast little bugger if you have speedy cards.

Mike@AF
08-11-2009, 01:37 AM
I just ordered this on eBay for myself:
Sandisk MicroMate (http://cgi.ebay.com/SANDISK-MICROMATE-HIGHSPEED-SD-SDHC-CARD-READER-WRITER_W0QQitemZ140333003204QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC _Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item20ac7fb1c4&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14)

Barry_Green
08-11-2009, 08:32 AM
That's the one I use, it works fine.

danny dale
08-11-2009, 09:51 AM
cool, I'll see if Fry's has one - thanks guys...