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Jon-Mark
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Daisy chaining CF readers


Anyone know of a product that lets you download from multiple CF cards at once? I seem to recall hearing about something that lets you daisy chain but can't find it. I'd love to get home from a wedding at midnight, plug in all 6 CF cards and just go to bed.




Dec 05, 2012 at 08:11 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Daisy chaining CF readers


That would be sweeeeeeeeeet
I'll follow that post.



Dec 05, 2012 at 08:14 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Daisy chaining CF readers


PhotoMechanic lets you do that on the software-side. There used to be some firewire readers that you could do that with (lexar?) but they don't make them anymore.


Dec 05, 2012 at 08:16 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Daisy chaining CF readers


Multiple readers and USB slots. I have a few readers, but have used two at a time on several occasions.

Otherwise, you'd have to go FW for daisy chain.



Dec 05, 2012 at 08:19 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Daisy chaining CF readers


Lexar used to make card readers you can daisy chain. Otherwise Photomechanic can download multiple cards are once. I've got 3 card readers hooked up to my computer & download images off 3 cards at once.


Dec 05, 2012 at 08:20 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Daisy chaining CF readers


The Lexar FW800 reader was daisy-chainable. Delkin makes one big on that has 4 slots. They are both no longer in production.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/550540-REG/Delkin_Devices_DDREADER_40_US_ImageRouter_Card_Reader_Writer.html



Dec 05, 2012 at 08:24 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Daisy chaining CF readers


Now, what good was that? You just got my hopes up that one was on the market again. lol


Dec 05, 2012 at 09:03 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Daisy chaining CF readers


Lexar FW800 readers... you can still find them, but you're gonna pay big bucks.

I have 4 (3 of which I got after they stopped selling them)... and I believe that was the max you could chain.



Dec 06, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Daisy chaining CF readers


RichardLavigne wrote:
Lexar FW800 readers... you can still find them, but you're gonna pay big bucks.

I have 4 (3 of which I got after they stopped selling them)... and I believe that was the max you could chain.


bought one last week on ebay for $160. ouch.



Dec 06, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Daisy chaining CF readers


Dag yo, how hard is this? The companies should know that these are in demand. Doesn't even have to daisy chain, if there were a reader with like 8 slots that would be perfect


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Daisy chaining CF readers


Could this be achieved by getting one of those portable card backup devices and just downloading your cards onto that as you go throughout the day, then downloading everything from that one device at the end of the day?


Dec 06, 2012 at 12:41 AM
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Jon-Mark wrote:
Dag yo, how hard is this? The companies should know that these are in demand. Doesn't even have to daisy chain, if there were a reader with like 8 slots that would be perfect


In most cases, it's about licensing. These manufacturers have to license the use of CompactFlash. It's more about cost factor vs profitability to the manufacturer. CF licensing is also governed by size as well. (I have an inside on this.)



Dec 06, 2012 at 12:44 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Daisy chaining CF readers


There are FireWire readers available. See this article about them by Rob Galbrieth
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11673-12298

They can be ordered from here for $46:
http://www.memorydepot.com/91694.htm

You would still need multiple FireWire slots ( if you're not using a tower w multiple FW then you would have to also get a FW800 hub.). I think Lightroom will do multiple uploads at the same time or you can use software to facilitate this.

Edited on Dec 06, 2012 at 01:43 AM · View previous versions



Dec 06, 2012 at 01:33 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Daisy chaining CF readers


I have 2 daisy-chained Lexars. Make me an offer


Dec 06, 2012 at 01:38 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Daisy chaining CF readers


I have 10 USB3 ports and 3 8 port USB3 hubs. I have 8 USB3 CF card readers plugged in. I used to have the Delkin USB 4 port reader and that came with software to download multiple cards at once. It's been discontinued, but I still use the software.

Photomechanic can read multiple cards, but the last time I used it, it corrupted some of the images on import.



Dec 06, 2012 at 02:15 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Daisy chaining CF readers


Inku Yo wrote:
Photomechanic can read multiple cards, but the last time I used it, it corrupted some of the images on import.


for this reason alone, I never use software to ingest photos... simply copy and paste.



Dec 06, 2012 at 02:45 AM
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RichardLavigne wrote:
for this reason alone, I never use software to ingest photos... simply copy and paste.


And that is not software how? :P



Dec 06, 2012 at 08:55 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Daisy chaining CF readers


I use a Delkin ImageRouter

http://www.adorama.com/Reviews/pwr/product-reviews/Computer-Systems/Delkin/p/ICDIMR-Delkin-ImageRouter-Photo-Transfer-Unit-for-Four-Compact-Flash-Memory-Cards-USB-2-0-Interface.html

I picked one up on ebay for $10 shipped, the 2nd cost me about $30. I have a mac so I use Imageingester Pro. Its a little cumbersome, but If you ignore half the features and just ingest it works great.

http://basepath.com/site/

For any given wedding I shoot about 2000 images, Raw and it takes about 30-40 minutes to upload on USB 2.0



Dec 09, 2012 at 02:12 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Daisy chaining CF readers


We shoot the fastest cards we can find and use a usb3 card readers. Since we have dual slots on our cameras we are shooting 32gb cards. so any given wedding we have 2-4 cards to import. 2 if I shoot alone or 4 if I bring a second shooter. Takes maybe 30 minutes to import.




Dec 09, 2012 at 03:02 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Daisy chaining CF readers


Jonathan Smith wrote:
I use a Delkin ImageRouter

http://www.adorama.com/Reviews/pwr/product-reviews/Computer-Systems/Delkin/p/ICDIMR-Delkin-ImageRouter-Photo-Transfer-Unit-for-Four-Compact-Flash-Memory-Cards-USB-2-0-Interface.html

I picked one up on ebay for $10 shipped, the 2nd cost me about $30. I have a mac so I use Imageingester Pro. Its a little cumbersome, but If you ignore half the features and just ingest it works great.

http://basepath.com/site/

For any given wedding I shoot about 2000 images, Raw and it takes about 30-40 minutes to upload on USB 2.0


Yeah, I have one of those. It's too slow for me. I wish they kept making it with USB3.



Dec 09, 2012 at 03:41 AM
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