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Jason Brown
Footage offloaded from cards - alternative to laptop?
on Apr 1, 2009 at 3:35:16 am

What are people using in the field to offload the SxS cards? Currently, we're using a laptop...is there something more compact? Reliable?

-Jason


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Noah Kadner
Re: Footage offloaded from cards - alternative to laptop?
on Apr 1, 2009 at 5:39:37 am

That's about the wisest thing.

Noah

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Brian Barkley
Re: Footage offloaded from cards - alternative to laptop?
on Apr 1, 2009 at 1:09:13 pm

You're going to need a computer, regardless of what you are storing the files on. I use a Seagate Free Agent Pro external hard drive, but it does require a computer between the EX-3 and the hard drive.




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Jason Brown
Re: Footage offloaded from cards - alternative to laptop?
on Apr 1, 2009 at 1:40:51 pm

You HAVE to use XDCAM transfer software to copy the BPAV folder from the card, right?

Because...I'm thinking someone could create a box with a pcmcia slot that has a script running to copy to small internal 2.5 drive and have a basic screen that displays copying/complete could be MUCH cheaper than a laptop, and so much more compact.

Has anyone thought of this idea? Built a prototype? Anyone interested in buying one if it existed?

-Jason


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Mitch Lewis
Re: Footage offloaded from cards - alternative to laptop?
on Apr 1, 2009 at 1:39:48 pm

http://www.nextodi.com/en/

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Jason Brown
Re: Footage offloaded from cards - alternative to laptop?
on Apr 1, 2009 at 1:43:28 pm

WOW! I guess ask and you shall recieve!

Thanks...anyone use this, is it reliable?


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Jason Brown
Re: Footage offloaded from cards - alternative to laptop?
on Apr 1, 2009 at 1:45:56 pm

Since you can't plug the card directly into the box...can you use the usb-card adapter so you can keep shooting. I'd hate to tie up the cam to transfer media.


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Clint Fleckenstein
Re: Footage offloaded from cards - alternative to laptop?
on Apr 1, 2009 at 2:47:50 pm

Neat little box, but I'd rather trust a laptop running Clip Browser doing a CRC check with my footage. Fewer cords to jury-rig, too :)

Cf


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Ed Kukla
Re: Footage offloaded from cards - alternative to laptop?
on Apr 1, 2009 at 11:41:10 pm

There are new mini laptops out for about $300 with Express Card slots. I wonder if they can handle this simple file transfer?


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