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Jason Lyons
Quick question: USB cable to camera versus Sony SBAC-US10 reader/writer
on Oct 22, 2009 at 3:47:48 pm

Hi
I have a shoot coming up with an EX1 or an EX3 (assuming both have the USB connection) where I will be offloading the media to a drive after shooting each day. I am trying to get an idea of how long I should plan on per 16GB card if I were to travel light and rely on the onboard USB versus the Sony SBAC-US10.

Anyone anyone?

thanks
j


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Clint Fleckenstein
Re: Quick question: USB cable to camera versus Sony SBAC-US10 reader/writer
on Oct 22, 2009 at 5:11:13 pm

That's a really good question, I'd like to know that too. My theory on taking the US10 with has been as a backup device as well as a card reader that can download footage while the camera is still in operation.

Cf


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Nick Righton
Re: Quick question: USB cable to camera versus Sony SBAC-US10 reader/writer
on Oct 23, 2009 at 2:12:30 am

Hi There,

You will not find any speed variance between the SB10 and the camera USB. You should expect to spend about 15-20 minutes per 16GB card. If you have some money you can get one of these http://www.nextodi.com/en/product/NVS2500_en.html and back it up in 3 minutes. Of course for the same 2000 you could always get a Macbook Pro and back up via the express card slot as well as use the computer for other stuff.

I wish I was good at one thing rather than average at many, but oh well.


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Jason Lyons
Re: Quick question: USB cable to camera versus Sony SBAC-US10 reader/writer
on Oct 23, 2009 at 5:01:48 am

Thanks, very helpful info. Just updated the firmware on the PDW-U1 and tomorrow Im going to try copying to a ProDisc...



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Joe Micalizzi
Re: Quick question: USB cable to camera versus Sony SBAC-US10 reader/writer
on Oct 25, 2009 at 5:25:45 am

$500 is all my Toshiba Laptop cost and it also does more than back-up duty.
(Not to spark a PC vs. Mac discussion :)


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Rafael Amador
Re: Quick question: USB cable to camera versus Sony SBAC-US10 reader/writer
on Oct 25, 2009 at 5:38:17 am

[Joe Micalizzi] "(Not to spark a PC vs. Mac discussion :)"
I work with Mac and I consider to buy a lap-top PC for downloading on the field.
Whenever I pack my 17'MBP to bring it to the battlefield, I cry.
No need to be Einstein to see the pros.
Rafael


http://www.nagavideo.com


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Joe Micalizzi
Re: Quick question: USB cable to camera versus Sony SBAC-US10 reader/writer
on Oct 25, 2009 at 6:05:07 am

Exactly right and now there's even PC laptops for less than $500!
Before the SD adapter card solution, another 8gb SxS was $500.
I'd make sure back-ups are in at least two places.


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Jason Lyons
Re: Quick question: USB cable to camera versus Sony SBAC-US10 reader/writer
on Oct 25, 2009 at 8:15:22 am

So, I was fortunate enough that a friend allowed me to use his EX-1 to test these transfers. I was able to get around 1 min/GB transfer rate while connected to the camera via USB cable. Once copied to a hard drive I then tested copying to the PDW-U1- that resulted in a 2 min/GB transfer time. For ease and redundancy I will be taking the Lacie 2Big Quadra 500 GB RAID1 drive.

j



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