HD Telecine Workflow with Windows
Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:33 AM
Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:44 AM
IF they can't do that you'll need to look into software to "read" the HFS+ drive (Mac OS Journaled) which does exist (I've used a program for that before a long time ago) or find a friend with a mac and have him copy it to your PC over a network (something I do @ Home is have a network drive for swapping between my mac and pcs).
Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:44 PM
I tend to take a fairly robust attitude with post houses about this sort of thing. Many of them - particularly London-based establishments - have a real attitude problem with small jobs, as if they're doing you a favour by taking your money into their facility, which they're often rather obviously desperate to present as high-end and too good for the likes of... well, everyone, really. I suppose what I'm trying to express is that they can be terribly snobbish and often end up confusing the customer-supplier relationship. Don't let them try to tell you how they want to do your job; you're paying the money and you are in charge.
This obviously does imply you know what you're talking about and you shouldn't reject genuine advice, but don't let them talk you into a workflow that happens to be convenient for them, especially if it has negative technical outcomes for you (unnecessary compression, inconvenient media formats, etc). If they don't have the equipment or don't know how to do what you want done, find somewhere
more competent or better equipped.
In your example, the post house should be able to either network your files to a windows or linux box, or if not, their mac should have the right software on it to write NTFS disks. I would consider this part of the minimum proper equipment. Many post houses don't.
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