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  • Cannot reformat drive to MacOS Extended after Varicam use

    Hello all,
    I'm having trouble reformatting a firewire/USB drive my DP used to offload footage from his Varicam back to normal Mac OSX use. It first appeared on the Mac desktop as multiple partitions--that the Varicam created when offloading footage. I tried formatting thru Disk Utilities to clear everything off the drive, but it would only let me format into FAT32, but not into MacOSX Extended— which I need. Has anyone ever encountered this? The same is happening on 2 identical Lacie drives.

    Does the Varicam have its own file system it formats drives with that prevent normal use afterward??

    Thanks!
    Misha

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    Open Disk Utility and click on the drive itself, not the drive name, which is indented below the drive.

    Go over to the Partition tab. Go to the drop down menu there "Partition Scheme." Choose 1 partition, and then click on the "options" button below.

    Make certain it is set to GUID Partition Table, not Master Boot record.

    Then click on "apply" button.
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