Transferring from CF to Thumbdrive w/o Laptop on site


Andy Ho

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I have been receiving requests from many clients to transfer images after my shoot to their thumbdrive or external hard disk so that they could select some images out for their publications, or for use in the internet media. Other than bringing along a laptop which can be quite cumbersome, is there a device that allows me to plug in my CF card to transfer to the client's thumbdrive or external hard disk?

Thanks for anyone who could help.
 

kandinsky

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Look into portable memory card backup devices. You're looking at an outlay of S$3-500. For slightly more, I think a small netbook will offer a better interface for selecting and transferring images. I'm not sure how easy it will be to select and transfer selected images on such devices with small screens, but I think it'll be much faster and efficient with a much larger screen on a netbook.
 

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Andy Ho

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Thanks. These are portable storage drives. I used to have a Nexto DI and trashed it since the battery is always giving me problems. Does these portable storage devices allow me to copy direct to client's thumbdrive?
 

kandinsky

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Does these portable storage devices allow me to copy direct to client's thumbdrive?
You have to look for a model that supports that.

In addition to storing important files, which frees up your memory cards for more shooting; the NVS1501 also allows you to copy your files onto other devices, such as USB drives or memory cards, using an external card reader or the optional Ikegami GFPAK. Data can be copied to external hard drives as well using the appropriate connection.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/768992-REG/Nexto_DI_NESV_NVS1501_NVS1501_Video_Storage.html
http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=314975

Something like that. Works on 3 batteries. Camera (with CF card) on one side >>> a USB drive on the other side.
Didn't know a product like this existed, looks interesting. Downside is that it looks like this product hasn't been updated since it was launched in 05/06. USB 1.1 :eek: and it may not be in stock anymore.

That said, there seem to be a couple of variations of that product. Search for "OTG Photo & Data Transfer Bridge".

Eg:http://www.cooldrives.com/index.php/usb-otg-adapter.html
 

BBTM

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Thanks. These are portable storage drives. I used to have a Nexto DI and trashed it since the battery is always giving me problems. Does these portable storage devices allow me to copy direct to client's thumbdrive?
I also have the nexto n I think a portable battery charger should solve the problem. Will be getting a 10K version when I need for my trip.
 

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