Tablet for filetransfer ?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Tagger, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Tagger

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    I did mention this in a previous post, a canon 7D (with 1 picture +- 25 MB, moviefiles a lot more). And like i mentioned i don't need a dropbox acount or anything because i have unlimited (well, couple of TB) storage on my computer at home. The only problem is making sure i have a stable internetconnection, so i want to build my set up on the idea that i don't have that. (better to aim for that than the other way around).

    I also had a rugged HDD on my last trip which served me well, i basicly copied everything on my laptop and the HDD as a backup in case one of the two decided to die.
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  2. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Silly me I guess, I just have multiple memory cards. Some as small as 4G some as high as 32G.

    I have them numbered on the back in Sharpie marker, 1, 2, 3, etc., you get the idea.

    Works for me.

    I do carry a Netbook on my bike if I travel out of state, but mostly so I have something to do if I get rained out, and end up in a coffee shop for the day. I have my Netbook rigged with PhotoShop, and sometimes I will load some pics and choose a couple to start manipulating to pass the time.

    I do realize there are "modern" ways of doing this, so call me old school. I worked 30+ years in an area of photography where one could not possibly go back and "re do" images. When digital came about, I saw people whom chose to fumble in the field to clear their "cards". I also saw people space out images, damage files during transfer, etc.. It also violated the chain of evidence in my application, so it was a general no-no.

    In the end, I just carry multiple cards and have a little case they get protected in. I am not so vain that I must send pics home before I return home. Mostly, there is no one at home to see them anyway. For those that think they need to shoot in raw, Ken Rockwell will tell you that for most of us, it's silly.

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/raw.htm



    Great topic just the same you guys, one of those no right or wrong answer things, so I don't mean to start a war.

    But I indeed used to finish them :evil
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  3. VTWIN-The Real VTWIN

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    How did you install Mapsource?
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  4. Twilight Error

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    The Latitude runs a 32bit Win 8 OS, mapsource would install just fine. Finding space on the disk, however...
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  5. cognosticator

    cognosticator Been here awhile

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    No problem with space. I have installed avast, mapsource, and a lot of other software and I have used 23gb of the 64 gb in the latitiude and I have the 32gb card with nothing on it.
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  6. Tagger

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    exacly, it's just a nice train of tought to see what the techiques are at our disposal and how to make the best adventage of it.
    In the end I did just fine with my laptop last time and if those tablets didn't exist i would do it again without question.
    Nice to see what works for other people and maybe learn a thing or two while we're at it, no right or wrong answers, old school has its place in this discussion. :)

    I come from a movie-industry background where people are also faced with these questions all the time, be it on a vastly different scale :)

    And i shoot raw for just about anything except stuff like timelapses (=postproduction hell/waste of space) ... and i have my reasons, but that's another topic :p basicly this thread is "i have the huge amount of data, what to do with it" :)

    Which brings us back to the SD card thing, which is just fine, but having to buy over 10 32gb SD cards would put it in the pricerange where there are other solutions at hand
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  7. InDenial

    InDenial Been here awhile

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    thinking of getting a go pro. How many hours of recording do you get on a 32GB card? 64GB? Does the camera record as well with either a 32 or 64? Thanks
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  8. Tagger

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    The problem i found with the gopro (hero2, don't know if the 3 solved this) was that when your battery runs out while filming you get a lot of corrupt files. For this reason i bought 2 16GB cards because they work out better with a batterycycle (switch them around when i switch battery).

    But there are different threads on this forum about this subject.


    About the tablet, after doing some research i found that something like the dell latitude 10.1 or the MS surface pro would fit my needs the best. I can still hold off buying one for a couple of months so i'll see how they evolve (reviews/competition/price) :)
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  9. RideFreak

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    Depends on the resolution, Using a 32G card shot with 1080P/60FPS on the H3B will give you about 2.5 hrs of vid. We shoot allot of GP video, 2 cams for an entire weekend = a few hundred GB of video, till they come out with a cheap 1TB SSD I'll be using standard disk drives.
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  10. _cy_

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    nice article ... truth is the less fiddly the better. sure there are time raw is appropriate when one is doing formal set shots taking hours.

    output is set for both raw and jpg .. end result is only jpg are used, raw gets archived. creating yet more storage headaches.

    too bad tablets will not run Garmin software that allows planning of routes. that would be a requirement at minimum. otherwise tablets could do the job of uploading files, email, etc.

    been checking out all the ultra books, macbook air, surface pro, etc....
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  11. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Asus Transformer with the keyboard dock. Gives you micro SD, SD, HDMI and 2 x USB.

    Very robust and when docked, it closes like a laptop so is very solid for travel.

    I think they're on the third version now, so you might find a decently priced used one.

    Keyboard has an extra battery, so it's about 20 hours run time between charges. It'll stay on in standby (Powered on, but screen off) for days...
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  12. Tagger

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    I'm waiting to see what windows8 pro tablets come to the market comming months, if there is a good candidate in those i figure that i could run apps like garmin so they would be a big help on the road
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  13. max384

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    I'm thinking about buying a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. They're going for about $170 for a refurbished model or $200 for a new one (both with 1 yr warranties). I have a behemoth of a laptop (17") that really takes up gobs of room in my luggage. I figure with a tablet and a foldable bluetooth keyboard it'll take up a fraction of the room, but have all the capabilities that I need on the road.
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