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dantewaters
12-22-2008, 11:18 AM
Is there a way to dump these SDHC cards without the use of a laptop while in the field?


If so what are the solutions?

manglerBMX
12-22-2008, 11:23 AM
yes, there is. but i forget what its called. but someone will remember! and post it for all the world to see!

its got usb ports and card ports(CF, SD, and MMC i think?). you put in a hard drive and its got a battery. does magical stuff.

i think its around $120?? can't beleive i forgot what its called tho...

dantewaters
12-22-2008, 11:47 AM
yes, there is. but i forget what its called. but someone will remember! and post it for all the world to see!

its got usb ports and card ports(CF, SD, and MMC i think?). you put in a hard drive and its got a battery. does magical stuff.

i think its around $120?? can't beleive i forgot what its called tho...

Yea I hope someone remembers...

Hidef1080
12-22-2008, 11:55 AM
Yea I hope someone remembers...

Check this out...

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/digimate-iii-flash-memory-backup-200995.php

dantewaters
12-22-2008, 11:58 AM
Thank you Hidef, but what about this one, because it seems the digimate isn't available yet.


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/456243-REG/Wolverine_5080_ESP_80GB_Portable_Multimedia.html#f eatures

Hidef1080
12-22-2008, 12:04 PM
Thank you Hidef, but what about this one, because it seems the digimate isn't available yet.


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/456243-REG/Wolverine_5080_ESP_80GB_Portable_Multimedia.html#f eatures

Sorry about that.
I thought someone here had one already.... My bad.

I'm not sure about the one from B and H as I never used it or read anything about it so I don't talk about stuff I don't [again!]

It seems like it should do what you need it to do but I don't know.

Thomas Lew
12-22-2008, 12:20 PM
What about buying more sdhc cards? THey can be found pretty cheap. I got my 8gb cards for about 15 a pop

manglerBMX
12-22-2008, 12:23 PM
there's one thats advertised as being able to offload p2 and sxs(via usb), along with sdhc, cf, and mmc. it doesn't come with a hard drive tho. someone posted about here on dvxuser, it may have been in either the hvx or ex1 section. i've been trying to find it but i can't.

Barry_Green
12-22-2008, 12:46 PM
Nextodi makes it. I think the 2725 is the model you'd want?

David Saraceno
12-22-2008, 01:48 PM
http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/SPD/nexto-120gb-extreme-nd-2700-portable-storage-unit-120gb-nexto-extreme-nd-2700--8000070E-1208441563.jsp

Barry_Green
12-22-2008, 06:59 PM
Yep, that's the one.

ANTshooter
12-23-2008, 06:31 AM
does anybody have any experience with the Nexto ND-2700? sounds like a good deal. im thinking of getting an hmc150 but i want to be able to dump files RELIABLY without a laptop.

dantewaters
12-23-2008, 06:37 AM
Thanks for the help everyone...

Barry_Green
12-23-2008, 07:44 AM
does anybody have any experience with the Nexto ND-2700? sounds like a good deal. im thinking of getting an hmc150 but i want to be able to dump files RELIABLY without a laptop.
I've got an older 2525 which doesn't have the SD slot but does have a CF slot. It does a bit-by-bit file comparison after copying, so you can be pretty sure that it's made a reliable copy.

ANTshooter
12-23-2008, 08:18 AM
where did you purchase yours barry?

Paul Vicente
12-23-2008, 08:24 AM
Is there a way to dump these SDHC cards without the use of a laptop while in the field?


If so what are the solutions?



Here is the ULTIMATE solution, and is available for many years now. I won two of these, never had any problem. No laptop. Just back up to two devices and you have the reliability you need.



http://www.hyperdrive.com



Regards,
Paul Vicente




Good Luck.

KKeller
12-23-2008, 08:35 AM
Why not just buy a ton of SDHC cards? they are cheap. I have 4 16gig and 3 8gigs. In total they have cost me less than that device. Check SlickDeals for the best SDHC card prices.

Barry_Green
12-23-2008, 08:39 AM
where did you purchase yours barry?
Their only authorized distributor, mydigitaldiscount.com.

Barry_Green
12-23-2008, 08:41 AM
Why not just buy a ton of SDHC cards? they are cheap. I have 4 16gig and 3 8gigs. In total they have cost me less than that device. Check SlickDeals for the best SDHC card prices.
Agreed.

I got mine for P2 card offloading, but for SD it almost doesn't make sense to go to an intermediary hard drive, now that cards are so cheap...

Barry_Green
12-23-2008, 10:17 AM
But that device doesn't play back footage...

David Saraceno
12-23-2008, 10:17 AM
That device only shows photos.

(hey I think he deleted the post).

Hidef1080
12-23-2008, 10:22 AM
That device only shows photos.

(hey I think he deleted the post).

Yep.
Deleted.

Don't wanta give out wrong info...:thumbup:

ANTshooter
12-23-2008, 11:16 AM
Agreed.

I got mine for P2 card offloading, but for SD it almost doesn't make sense to go to an intermediary hard drive, now that cards are so cheap...

because i haven't been able to use the camera yet, and i've never shot on anything other than tape, i cant disregard the fear that the sd media might screw around as digital media often tends to do. the idea was to change cards, back them up on a harddrive, and keep on shooting. at least then i'd have two copies of the footage. i dont wanna have to tell a client i lost footage because of something like that.

i've used sd cards on my dslr and i've never had a problem but still...lingering fear.

Paul Vicente
12-24-2008, 09:07 PM
Yes,

The latest version of the HyperDrive is designed for photos, but it backs up any SDHC Card. Buying a bunch of cards does not ensure your data will make it back home, say if you are travelling. It is wise to do a backup in the field. So with the Hyperdrive, I can do that, without a laptop.

Which answers the first question of this thread.

I would buy a handfull of SDHC cards, yes. But as I shoot, backing up to the Hyperdrive means I have two copies of my footage when I am far from the studio.

Plus when I get back, I usually pop in the HyperDrive to transfer the footage to my system, every card gets copied with one move. The SDHC cards stay in the bag--just in case.

That is my workflow.


Cheers,
Paul Vicente

Paul Vicente
12-24-2008, 09:10 PM
But that device doesn't play back footage...


Hey Barry,

Who said that was the requirement---The need is for a backup in the field. The Hyperdrive SPACE model easily fills this need.

http://www.hyperdrive.com/HyperDrive-SPACE-s/1.htm


It is just to have a secondary copy when I travel to shoot footage. I shot 20 hours of footage using AVCHD while in Europe two summers ago... The Hyperdrive SPACE was my main backup device. It performed flawlessly.


Cheers,
Paul Vicente

Barry_Green
12-24-2008, 10:21 PM
It was in a post that subsequently got deleted, so now the comment doesn't make much sense anymore.

sewolla
12-25-2008, 01:27 AM
Panasonic makes (made?) a 40GB hard drive for use with the little AVCHD "pro" model that came out in '07, I believe. (cannot for the life of me recall its model#). That should certainly work.

ANTshooter
12-25-2008, 11:14 PM
so between the NEXTO and the HYPERDRIVE SPACE, which one is the better choice?

BrianMurphy
12-29-2008, 06:00 AM
Here is a link to the BH site with the older panasonic backup unit. for the price it might be worth getting to see if a larger drive could be installed. I would do it but shipping to Canada costs as much as the unit.
I am going to go witht he Hyperdrive Space unit because it is available locally but the NEXTO looks great for the money


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/577176-DEMO/Panasonic_VWPT2_DEMO_VW_PT2_40GB_Hard.html

Spearchucker
02-13-2009, 01:37 PM
its a nextodi and its awsome, it sucks the data of the card in a instant, i use mine for my hmc 152 , it sucks 16gig of data of the card in about 2 to 3 minutes so the data rate is awsome.

the other day i needed some photo's off a guys digital still camera, 512 pics in about 30 seconds rocked my socks off

now i got a mate how lives in hong kong to get it from taiwan for me he put a sata 2 500gig drive in it, 2 extra external batteries and a leather case cost me about $600 aussie dollars but it is worth every cent

500 gig is lot of wedding footage backed up = piece of mind

dcloud
02-13-2009, 08:38 PM
combine this with the wd media tv and youve got a kick ass system

zeke
03-20-2009, 02:31 PM
The hyperdrive colorspace udma version allows you to use your own 2.5" hard drives and the battery is non proprietary so you can purchase several of each for field use. It actually includes a small screwdriver too.

It also does incremental backup and crc verification of any data copied.
If you purchase the usb/otg /sync device to go with it, you could hookup with a P2->USB reader (or connect to the usb port on the hpx 300) and back up/sync your avc intra video too. Could save a LOT of money on P2 cards.
Pretty cool stuff.

To save money, you can buy the case only version of you already have some drives you want to put to good use.

BrianMurphy
04-29-2009, 11:49 AM
So I just got my Nexto 2700 after a long wait, seems they were back ordered. I bought it from MyDigital Discount on line (mydigitaldiscount.com/) without an HD in it ($129.99)along with the leather case(9.99), and an extra external battery(19.99) which is still back ordered. Shipping to Canada was $25.00 but fast-24 hours. They are good people and reachable by phone so thats why the plug.
It is simply amazing! I slipped a 320 gig 7200 rpm seagate ($109.00 Cdn)in it and used the enclosed screwdriver and screws to finish the installation.Followed the super simple "morse code" style controls and had it formatted in less than a minute. Did a couple of tests and have to say a very inexpensive piece of insurance.
It will be on my belt or in my vest next shoot for sure!