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    DVX200 External hard drive connection question
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    I'm renting a DVX200 for a shoot this coming weekend. The online docs indicate that my WD Passport USB3 drive will work, HOWEVER: the camera has 2 USB connectors. One is the standard type "A" and the other is that funny segmented USB 3 female port that is on my passport.The cable that comes with my hd has that "proprietary" USB3 male and a standard USB3 male for connection to my computer's USB3 port.

    Will the standard type "A" port on the camera work and allow me to offload footage to my drive? I have never seen a male to male version of that other connector.

    Also, does the external hd need to be re-formatted and empty, or can I go from the camera to a folder on the drive?

    I'll have time to setup scene file preferences, etc., but would like to get this sorted up front.

    Thanks for any help on this.
    Ken


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    Quote Originally Posted by kplo View Post
    I'm renting a DVX200 for a shoot this coming weekend. The online docs indicate that my WD Passport USB3 drive will work, HOWEVER: the camera has 2 USB connectors. One is the standard type "A" and the other is that funny segmented USB 3 female port that is on my passport.The cable that comes with my hd has that "proprietary" USB3 male and a standard USB3 male for connection to my computer's USB3 port.

    Will the standard type "A" port on the camera work and allow me to offload footage to my drive? I have never seen a male to male version of that other connector.

    Also, does the external hd need to be re-formatted and empty, or can I go from the camera to a folder on the drive?

    I'll have time to setup scene file preferences, etc., but would like to get this sorted up front.

    Thanks for any help on this.
    Ken
    I use the "Host" port which is good'ol USB A and have never had an external HDD not work, even if it isn't on the list. I format them exFAT.


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    Thanks Larry. I was hoping that was the case.
    Mine is formatted NTSF...I could clear it and re-format if necessary.
    Can you download to a folder or does the drive need to be empty?
    Thanks,
    Ken


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    Quote Originally Posted by kplo View Post
    Thanks Larry. I was hoping that was the case.
    Mine is formatted NTSF...I could clear it and re-format if necessary.
    Can you download to a folder or does the drive need to be empty?
    Thanks,
    Ken
    I always start with a freshly formatted drive so.....I'm not sure.


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    I've used several external drives NTSF. There is something in the menus where you have to set the DVX as a host. Did it once a while back and haven't messed with it since. I've had no problems backing up files to the HD. Do download the instructions from Panasonic's site and have a quick review. Would be nice if it could record directly to the HD, but oh well... BTW, it does seem to work with far more HD's than originally listed, I don't recall mine, but it's not on the list and works fine.


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