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Old 06-23-2003, 07:49 PM
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Ok......so here's the problem. I have a session that is being sent to me from New York on a firewire HD. The problem is that the session was done on a Mac. Am I going to be able to just plug it in? Or is there more I should know? What should I tell them specifically so that the files will plug into my pc? Help!

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Old 06-23-2003, 08:36 PM
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Have them use the File menu option Save Session Copy In... and to check the box for Mac/PC Compatibility. If this is a Mac formatted drive, you'll need to buy MacDrive5 from Media4.

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Old 06-23-2003, 08:50 PM
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Ok.....so if the drive is a mac formatted drive...and I get the macdrive5 program, it should recognize the drive and allow me to import the session into my pc, right? They don't have to do anything? Sorry if I sound completely ignorant....it's because I am and i want to make sure there are no mistakes.

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Old 06-23-2003, 08:55 PM
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Right.. If they save as I described. the file format will be either AIFF or WAV.. and if you have MacDrive5, you can copy the session from the Mac formatted drive to your PC's drive... I do this all the time.

For more involved info, check out the FAQ and this thread.

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Old 06-23-2003, 09:02 PM
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Dude, you rule. I feel at peace with the world. Thank you. Now I can't wait to get the drive.

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Old 06-24-2003, 12:22 AM
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"copy the session from the Mac formatted drive to your PC's drive"

When will this step become unneccesary?

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Old 06-24-2003, 01:44 PM
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MacOpener does not officially work with FireWire drives.... MacDrive5 is the only reliable cross platform FireWire solution.

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Old 06-24-2003, 01:48 PM
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"copy the session from the Mac formatted drive to your PC's drive"

When will this step become unneccesary?

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<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I doubt it will.. as there is processor overhead in the translation... I personally don't find this an issue at all.

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Old 06-25-2003, 12:28 AM
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Buy a $50 dollar program called MacOpener from DataViz. It's digi-endorsed, they ship a demo with the 002. It works like a charm. I used to do all the enforcing and making sure everyone transferred everything in just the right way. Now all I have to do is tell them to make a backup before they send it in case something happens during shipping.
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