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Don: yes, you would need an OS running an NT file system to do a file more than 4 GB. Windows NT, 2000, and XP can create and access an NTFS drive. Windows 98/Me cannot.
For our purposes, the point is moot, however, because these HD cards break the files down into smaller chunks that play back seamlessly. For instance, the HiPix has "minute" files of about 140 MB. For DV encoding, this is governed mostly by the "write to tape" software app that you use (Scenalyzer, Adobe Premiere). Most of these apps work just fine encoding many small files seamlessly on one tape.
Of course, HD editing is a whole 'nother kettle of fish, requiring quite large files, I would imagine.
[This message has been edited by dschmelzer (edited 06-06-2001).]