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    Arrow 50GB video file trapped on external drive
    Hi Folks, I'm editing some footage my client has provded on an external drive. The 2 main clips are 55gb and 30gb.

    I have been trying to transfer the clips over to my mac but I keep getting errors.

    So far I have unsucccessfully tried:
    1. Dragging the clip over to my imac (I have 70gb of space)
    I did this overnight so my working on it would not effect it.
    2. Compressing the file on the drive.
    3. Opening clip in QT and saving onto imac.
    4. Splitting the clip with Simplyrar.

    If anyone has any advice it would be really appreciated.

    He wants the HD back tomorrow so I need to sort this

    Thanks.

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    Do the clips play ok 'in place'?

    If you're happy the clips are 'intact' then it may well be the external drive that's giving you issues (controller resetting, controller failing, disk failing etc).

    Try using a Sync app to do the copy (this way if a transport error occuring the transfer will be automatically resumed). Something like SyncTwoFolders for Mac but the are many others on the Mac App store.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Thanks for the response, I've tried using SyncTwoFolders but it just stops halfway through leaving any empty folder.

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    Going back to MRPLOW's question of whether the files will play in place on the external HD. If they do, can you load them and do a file export to your internal drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muskrat View Post
    Thanks for the response, I've tried using SyncTwoFolders but it just stops halfway through leaving any empty folder.
    You can then restart it.

    If it keeps failing then I'd definately suggest that the disk and/or file are failiing/corrupt
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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