Errors transferring footage to USB drive

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

  1. shumster macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2001
    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?

  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    How is the drive formatted? It should be "Mac OS Extended."

  3. shumster thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Ai, yes, it's formatted in Fat32

    Guess I will have to reformat!

  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    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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