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DDP-fileset to Exabyte DAW Software
Old 27th August 2007
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DDP-fileset to Exabyte

Hi.

I'm looking for an easy and reliable way to export a DDP-fileset to Exabyte. The DDP-fileset is on HDD.
Old 27th August 2007
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I am not an expert, but I picked up an external Exabyte 8mm tape drive on Ebay for $25 bucks, worked great. I believe most programs that support DDP such as Sequoia have the ability to export direct to Exabyte, might have to reload the DDP file and do a new export. Hope this helps.
Old 27th August 2007
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Is there a particular reason why it has to be Exabyte as it's also possible to export to Jaz, DVD etc. Also, if it's for replication, most plants accept ftp transfers.

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Old 27th August 2007
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Originally Posted by sgtpetter View Post
I'm looking for an easy and reliable way to export a DDP-fileset to Exabyte. The DDP-fileset is on HDD.
I think most folks are burning DDP filesets to DVD-R these days, instead of Exabyte.

Most digital tape formats, much like floppy discs, & Jaz drives, have been rendered obsolete.

But maybe you've got a good reason to need Exabyte(?)

JT
Old 27th August 2007
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A brand new Exabyte was never something most of us considered very reliable. Likewise tape quality has been in steady decline for more than ten years.

I'd seriously look to using different media.
Old 27th August 2007
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When I got my Sequoia system I thought for a couple of seconds to get an Exabyte drive, but fortunately never did. I do all my DDP stuff on DVD's or via FTP. It always works...
Old 28th August 2007
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Thanks for good advice, but it has to Exabyte yes. This is for a particular plant not supporting DDP-filesets on other media than...exabyte
Old 28th August 2007
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Bear in mind that most (all?) Exabyte drives are SCSI, so you'd have to have such a port on your computer as well.

If it's just for one master, you may consider a transfer at another studio that still has an exabyte in good shape. A unit from the used market (like all mechanical equipment actually) is not something i would rely on for my masters.

OTOH, if your system allows for a re-read / self check you may give it a shot..

good luck,
Peter
Old 28th August 2007
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I do have an internal SCSI exabyte drive that I've used for a while now. Going directly to it from a pmi-file in Discwrite is fine. Opening old DDP-filesets however doesn't seem to work... Anyone know how to do this? Doesn't have to be in Pyramix, other solutions are welcome.
Old 28th August 2007
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Sonic's SoundBlade has DDP import as a seperate option which makes me think it's not so common on most applications.

You said it doesn't have to be on Pyramix, but besides P. i only know of the other dedicated ones like Sadie and older Sonics to support the option.

Hopefully i'm wrong... anyone ?

I did a quick search on GS and found this thread (no hard conclusions though so FWIW):
DDP old school or best choice?

Peter
Old 28th August 2007
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Sequoia can import DDP files as well.

Frankly, if Exabyte was my only DDP option I'd simply cut it as an audio disc...
Old 29th August 2007
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Hi there,

Please send me the file set (but not he '.DAT' file) - I'd like to find out why it isn't opening in DiscWrite. I've opened old DDPs in DiscWrite before, so perhaps it's an old Sadie-generated DDP where there was a 'zero-padding' issue.

Best,

Graemme



Quote:
Originally Posted by sgtpetter View Post
I do have an internal SCSI exabyte drive that I've used for a while now. Going directly to it from a pmi-file in Discwrite is fine. Opening old DDP-filesets however doesn't seem to work... Anyone know how to do this? Doesn't have to be in Pyramix, other solutions are welcome.
Old 29th August 2007
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BTW
DDP file sets come in different versions depending if the PQ code is written before or after the audio data... Maybe that has something to do with it?

Peter
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