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Drew Smith
Best way to clone P2 cards to disk?
on Apr 17, 2013 at 4:52:09 pm

Hi there, I'll be starting a shoot using a HPX2000 camera and P2 cards, I've never shot with P2 cards before and am wondering what the best method to backup/offload everything on the fly in the field is?

I plan to have a P2 card reader connected to a MacBook Pro laptop which will assist in the transfer to two different external hard drives for safe keeping.

As P2 technology has been around for a while now,it seems that there is a wide range of options/techniques to actually transfer the card contents to a HDD using a Mac.

From the Adobe website, it sounds like the best option is to use the Panasonic P2CMS program to offload to a backup HDD, but other options I have read include using the Mac disk utility to create a clone of each card or just dragging and dropping all files from each card to the destination drive. It seems that getting a verified copy is of utmost importance.

Can anyone suggest what method is most reliable and will preserve all of the original card data without modification?

Thanks for any suggestions!


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Best way to clone P2 cards to disk?
on Apr 17, 2013 at 6:26:49 pm

P2CMS copies and verifies the P2 media.
As does Shotput pro.

Verify is much better then manual drag/copy.

You can also hook up a USB drive to the cam in the field and dump card media off onto the HD.

Chris


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Steve Eisen
Re: Best way to clone P2 cards to disk?
on Apr 18, 2013 at 3:25:56 am

Adobe Prelude, Shotput Pro and the future Red Giant BulletProof

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group


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Shane Ross
Re: Best way to clone P2 cards to disk?
on Apr 19, 2013 at 9:20:54 am

I second Shotput Pro. And BULLETPROOF is supposed to be great too.

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