FTP File Transfer XF705
Article ID: ART172789 | Date published: 12/20/2018 | Date last updated: 12/20/2018
 

Description

FTP File Transfer  XF705

Solution

FTP File Transfer
You can transfer clips from the camcorder to another device connected to the network, using the FTP protocol.
The following explanations assume that the FTP server is on, ready and correctly configured.

Operating modes:

FTP Server and Transfer Settings
Before you can transfer clips to a connected device, you need to configure the FTP server settings and other settings related to the handling of folders and files. If necessary, consult the network administrator in charge of the FTP server.
1 Select [FTP Transfer Settings].

2 To enter the destination FTP server, select [FTP Server] and then press SET.
  • Enter the FTP server’s IP address or host name using the keyboard screen
3 Enter the [FTP: User Name], [FTP: Password], and [Destination Folder] in the same way.
4 To change the port number, select [Port No.] and then press SET.
  • To enter the port number, push the joystick left/right to select the digit to change and then up/down to select a value for the selected digit. After completing the five digits of the port number, select [Set] and then press SET.
5 To activate the passive mode, select [Passive Mode].
  • Select the desired option and then press SET.
  • [Off] is the standard setting for most cases. [On] (passive mode) is more appropriate for FTP transfers from behind a firewall.
6 To select whether to create a new folder for every transfer date, select [New Folder by Date].
  • Select the desired option and then press SET.
7 To select how to handle file transfers when a file with the same name already exists, selects [Same Named Files].
  • Select the desired option and then press SET

Options for [New Folder by Date]
[On]: A new subfolder under the transfer destination folder “YYYYMMDD\HHMMSS” will be created for every transfer operation.
[Off]: All the files will be transferred to the folder set as [Destination Folder] in the FTP server settings.

Options for [Same Named Files]
[Skip]: If a file with the same name already exists in the destination folder, the file will not be transferred.
[Overwrite]: Even if a file with the same name already exists in the destination folder, the file will be transferred, overwriting any file with the same name in the destination folder.
NOTES
• You can check the current FTP settings on the [Network 4/6] to [Network 6/6] status screens.


Transferring Clips (FTP Transfer)
Transferring a Single Clip
1 Select the desired network 
  • Use an Infrastructure connectionor Ethernet connection
  • With Ethernet connections, connect the camcorder to the desired network using an Ethernet cable.
2 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip menu.
3 Select [FTP Transfer] and then press SET.
4 Select [OK] and then press SET.
  • The camcorder will connect to the FTP server and the selected clip will be transferred. When using an Ethernet connection, the Ethernet access lamp will flash while files are transmitted.
  • Press the CANCEL button to cancel the operation.
5 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.


Transferring All the Clips
1 Open the index screen with the clips you want to transfer
2 Select the desired network
• Use an Infrastructure connection or Ethernet connection.
• With Ethernet connections, connect the camcorder to the desired network using an Ethernet cable.
3 Select [FTP Transfer].

4 Select [OK] and then press SET.
  • The camcorder will connect to the FTP server and all the clips in the index screen will be transferred. When using an Ethernet connection, the Ethernet access lamp will flash while files are transmitted.
  • Press the CANCEL button to cancel the operation.
5 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.

IMPORTANT
  • Observe the following precautions when transferring files. Failing to do so may interrupt the transfer and incomplete files may remain at the transfer destination.
- Do not open the card slot covers.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
  • If incomplete files remain at the transfer destination, check the content and make sure they are safe to delete before deleting them.
NOTES
  • Depending on the access point’s settings and capabilities, it may take some time to transfer files.