Okay so I am going to rent the Sony PMW-EX3. I was wondering what software I need to to edit the footage. Like do I need something special to transfer the footage? Right now I have Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 for windows.
"Transfer" is the term that Sony's software uses on its proprietary software. Some computers can import the EX3 files but the files aren't usable by an editing program unless they're imported with a transfer utility. They show up as BPAV files.
Crackerfunk, my guess is you're not very familiar with the EX line. The idea of a thread like this is to an answer the OP's question and also lay out the info needed for anyone who else who has the same question. And in such case, it's important for anyone using an EX3 or EX1 to know about workflow... about how the SxS cards aren't automatically understood by all computers. If someone is hustling to a separate location with freshly record SxS cards while someone else is still using the Sony camera back on set, the first person needs to know what kind of set up will be needed to make that transfer of footage possible. It's a common situation.
Nice try at being slick, but, no, I'm not actually using a Mac. To the point, though, if you think that all PC editing systems will work as they should, then you haven't been around video editing enough. Any number of hardware or software conflicts can occur. And when they do, it can be daunting to a new user.
And once again, since you seem to like overlooking this point, I'll reiterate that I typed a general response -- a general one -- so that anyone who encounters issues, even while on a Sony-based editing suite, which has been known to perform erratically, will know that there is an easy link to download a solid transfer program, should they run into software snags and devolve into a panic. It was a definite issue for EX1 users and it's occurred in some EX3 workflows. Sony, Mac, Adobe, FCP, etc. They all experienced it. The computer recognizes the camera, but the imported files aren't usable. The best blanket guidance is to use the Transfer program. It's small. It's free. If someone doesn't need it, great. But everyone who's trying the EX line should at least know about it.
Your posts seem defiant, mate. Not sure if you're frustrated by the outside world and you see these threads as a place to vent, but you need to lighten up. This is all about trying to provide helpful information to a wide range of people. You seem to enjoy showing off your edginess rather than objectively creating solutions.
What are the SxS cards?
Have you never used the EX-3 before? I hope you're not planning on operating it yourself. Spending that money on renting a camera, like that, which definitely requires some getting used to, without having someone with experience to operate it is a bad idea.
Ok so I was reading last years official rules. And the technical part says: Video files must be provided in one of the following file formats: .MPEG; .MOV; .AVI; or .WMV
Is that a problem with the camera I choosed?
I'm helping the dude. You're not.
I also don't appreciate what appears to be a personal attack against me. That's not cool.
All in all, it's laughable that you're telling me what's "not cool" considering that in a recent thread you questioned my neutral comments by hitting me with an unprovoked "Fuck me in the ass!" comment. You want start advising people on what's cool? First demonstrate that you can control your own belligerence.