How to make my PowerPC read my GoPro Hero 5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by viktorg4, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. viktorg4 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I have used my Powerbook G4 (15'' 1GB DDR2 & 1.67Ghz) for about two weeks now and it has worked like a charm, I can have presentations with it in Open Office, I can surf the web (takes about 5-6 secs to open a website) and I can also play around in Photoshop and Garageband, great stuff!

    One thing I couldn't do, and that I really need to do is to import files to my PowerPC and then placing them on a external HDD. The external HDD part is no problem as my pbook sucessfully reads it.

    However, if i plug in my GoPro through the USB, nothing happens on the computer. Do i need to format the micro-sd as a mac-disc? Will the MicroSD still be usable in the gopro if i format it as a mac-disk?

    Sorry for a really dizzy description, i'm in a panic as i need this for work in two weeks.

    Thanks.
     
  2. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Try another USB-> MicroSD, the Mac should have no problem reading the Fat32 (presumably) MicroSD card
     
  3. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    If everything else fails and if you've got an iPhone you might use the USB2Lightning- or SD-Card2Lightning-connector and import videos to the camera-roll.
    Then use "iFiles" to create an AFP-connection to your PPC and then import video from camera-roll to any folder of your PPC.
    But you certainly won't be able to view high-res video on the PPC. My C2Duo MB2008 struggles with 4k.

    Maybe an external USB-card-reader will do the job too...
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    How big is the micro SD card? If it's 64 GB or higher, there's a good chance it is formatted as exFAT, rather than FAT-32. No PowerPC version of OS X supports the exFAT format. (Even on Intels, it requires 10.6.8 or higher.)

    If you are using a 64 GB or higher, try a 32 GB - basically every 32 GB or smaller uses FAT32.

    If that doesn't work, then do as bobesch and 128keaton suggest and try an external reader.
     
  5. RhianB macrumors 6502

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    The external USB SD card reader is what I use to import photos/video to both my G5 and G4 powermacs. Here, something like this would work great for your needs (no affiliation) -->

    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Reader...1482257073&sr=1-1&keywords=SD+card+reader+OSX

    It can read all sorts of card formats including SD and microSD and is compatible with OSX back to 10.2. I also like that it draws power from the USB so no power cable making it great for on-the-go, out of the office, work. Best of luck to you. :)
     
  6. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, I'd suggest you try firing up a Linux distro. That should support most file systems :)
     
  7. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Even thought I HIGHLY doubt its a filesystem issue.
     

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