Disappearing Diska data in XDCam explorer

Philuk wrote on 6/30/2014, 7:10 AM

I'm using XDcam disks which I'm importing via the camera using the XDCam Explorer. All well and good, until I open up Vegas and the disks data has disappeared

The data has been stored on the hard drives, but I have to go through the b-ache of importing all the disk data back again.

Anyone have any clues?

I'm using V12 64bit, win7.

Many thanks



i am erikd wrote on 6/30/2014, 10:27 AM
How did you get out of Vegas after you imported the clips? Was it a crash? Was it a normal exit? It it was a crash your XDCAM discs will be missing.


If you know that you have successfully imported you don't have to reimport to get the clips again. What you have to do is navigate to the folder where the clips were imported on your hard drive "as if" you were going to reimport.

Do not click on import but close the dialogue box.

Then go to the "refresh" circular arrow button in XDCAM explorer and it will reload the clips from the point you navigated to. All of your clips will be there without having to reimport.

You will have to repeat this process for each unique clip folder location.

Philuk wrote on 6/30/2014, 5:32 PM
Thanks Eric,

I think I worked it out. I deleted the capture file in the XDCam folder thinking it didn't effect the information in XDCam explorer...how wrong I was!

I must admit I'm find the explorer a very clunky tool to work around, too much clicking for something which should be drag and drop.

Anyway thanks for replying.

i am erikd wrote on 7/1/2014, 3:48 AM
you are right about it being clunky. As far as I can tell Sony has made zero improvements for XDCAM discs since Vegas8! Lots of little things that could be done but for some weird reason Sony hasn't shown any interest in improving the workflow for their own product!