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#1 Bwana George

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:43 AM

This question is directed towards those who use the Sony EX3 and a Windows7 PC for production.

Is it better to use an Express reader, built into a Windows7 PC, to transfer Sony EX3 video into the PC, than the external Sony USB SxS Reader ?

According to the guy building my PC, who is researching it, he says:

"Using the SxS card in the express reader (as opposed to the USB reader) is apparently MUCH faster (claims are 10 times faster than USB)."

I'm trying to find out what you guys, that already own Sony EX3s, and are using Windows PCs, are doing to transfer your video from the SxS Cards. If anyone has any knowledge or experience with BOTH these devises (Express Reader & Sony USB Reader) I'd greatly appreciate learning your opinions.

And, are there any risks, dangers, or problems using either method?

If it is true that the built-in Express Reader is better, what brand, etc, do you recommend?

Thanks.
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:55 AM

I find it faster with the internal interface on my macbook pro than with the USB option from my EX1. So long as the drivers are installed there is no real danger I can think of as the computer will treat the SxS card the same as it would a flashdrive, or a hard drive connected via USB or Firewire. Just make sure to eject the drive (safely remove hardware on the PC side) before pulling it out of it's interface.
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