Errors transferring footage to USB drive

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by shumster, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. shumster macrumors member

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    I have been converting some HD video files from my Panasonic HD Cam (can't remember the model number), that records to SD card - have used [] to convert to .mov files.
    There's about 16GB of data which I have been trying to move to an external drive (LaCie portable connected via USB). I keep coming up with the following error message:

    "Sorry, the operation could not be completed because an unexpected error occurred. (Error Code 0)"

    My gut feeling is that there must be a limit on how much data can be copied across at one time over USB, since if I copy individual files from that directory, it goes off without a hitch. Copying the folder from one mac to another (in Target disk mode) also hasn't resulted in any errors.

    Can anyone suggest a solution save swapping the hard drive out and putting it into a firewire enclosure?

    Thanks
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    How is the drive formatted? It should be "Mac OS Extended."

    -DH
     
  3. shumster thread starter macrumors member

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    Ai, yes, it's formatted in Fat32

    Guess I will have to reformat!

    Thanks
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    FAT32 has a limit to an individual file's size of 4 GB less 1 byte. So it will error out on any 4 GB + movie files.
     

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