Originally Posted by Laura Palmer
I just bought a PS3 and would like to archive HD MPEG-2 footage from my HVR-V1U camcorder and am wondering what the best workflow would be. I don't own the PS3 for games, so I'm thinking I may as well use that 60GB hard drive to store a bunch of video, however... what happens if I throw a 10GB file on its hard drive. Will it just not play past a certain point? Or will it not even allow me to copy it?
I understand FW1.80 resolved quite a bit but am I still required to copy the MPEG-2 files to an optical disc and run them from there? Also, what if I got an external drive for my PS3. I know I need to format it in FAT32 and not NTFS, but does that mean my files can be no larger than 4GB on any hard drive?
I have Sony HDR-HC1 HDV camcorder. Here is my workflow:
1. I transfer video from HC1 to PC via firewire and get .m2t file around 12GB for one hour of video.
2. I burn that .m2t file to BD-RE disk with my Blu-ray PC burner in UDF 2.50 format using Nero.
3. I put that BD-RE disk into PS3 and copy that 12GB file to PS3 internal hard drive. You can do that because PS3 internal HDD has proprietary format and can store files more than 4GB in size.
4. PS3 play .m2t HDV files perfectly.
Firmware 1.80 resolved navigation bugs, so all navigation functions work for the whole file.
If you don't have blu-ray PC burner, you can try network, DLNA feature.
External hard drive must be FAT32, period. This means you have 4GB file size limit.
I hope I answered all your questions.