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Trevor Ward
card download without computer?
on May 19, 2009 at 8:26:48 pm

With the EX1 or EX3, is it possible to download the clips from the card into a portable HD (or a RAID) WITHOUT the use of a laptop? I'll be traveling to India and will need to be very mobile. It'd be great if I can leave my 5 lb MBP at home and just carry the camera, tripod, batteries, microphones, headphones, cables, cards and hard drive. When you travel like this, you want to be as light as possible.

I'll be there for a month and will have to have backups of the cards in case ...



-trevor ward
Red Eye Film Co.
http://www.redeyefilmco.com
orlando, fl


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Michael Palmer
Re: card download without computer?
on May 19, 2009 at 8:48:57 pm

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?sb=ps&sq=desc&gclid=CNDX1L2...

Take a look at this.

Good Luck
Michael Palmer


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Michael Slowe
Re: card download without computer?
on May 19, 2009 at 9:42:53 pm

Michael, you didn't quite answer the question although what you sent was very interesting. I presume you are saying these devices do the job without a laptop but need power from somewhere?

Michael Slowe


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Michael Palmer
Re: card download without computer?
on May 19, 2009 at 10:06:02 pm

Sorry,

I saw these at NAB and they do have a battery with in them. I believe you could even change out the drive once it is full with another one.

http://www.nextodiusa.com/


Good Luck
Michael Palmer


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Bengt-Goran Bengtsson
Re: card download without computer?
on May 21, 2009 at 9:22:15 pm

Hi Trevor,
I did go to Africa on a filming trip two month ago and invested in a Sony vaio VGN-Z31WN. A very nice laptop 1,5kg with a built in 320GB harddrive. and a express card slot. It reads the card 2-3GB/min. The harddrive is 80MByte/sec=4,8GB/min but there is always an overhead. (Maybe there is ways to improve the average speed?) Short files are read into the RAM memory with the SxS card speed of 100MByte/sec! that is impressive... 20x real time! With this PC you can also start editing already in the field. Or at least look at the result. With the Sony ClipBrowser it is easy to look to single scenes. And show people around you… But with PC you will keep to Edius or some other PC software. A Macbook pro is the same a guess for FCP guys. Actually this is why I use real SxS cards and not the cheaper solution. It is much faster in data transfer in the field.
/BG Bengtsson


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