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Old September 24th, 2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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Nexto or CF reader

Hi Folks,

Making a shopping list (with a very limited budget :) for an XF300 cam and accessories, I'm considering getting either a Nexto or a CF reader?

Since I can't yet afford the Nexto Video Pro 2500, I was thinking of getting the Nexto DI instead:

Nexto DI Nexto Video Storage Device (250GB) NESV-ND27252554 -

Would this Nexto model work with Canon's MXF files?

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Old September 24th, 2010, 03:43 PM   #2
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Hi Jeff,

I was training XF305s at a production company last week and they had looked into Nexto, but discarded the idea as it was apparently slow (and expensive). If you have any further info or get the opportunity to try one, Id be interested to get any feedback.

If youre going CF reader, be sure to get FW800 if you can - plenty of other info on this on other threads.

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Old September 24th, 2010, 11:39 PM   #3
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Hi Nick,

Thanks for the reply.

I was initially planning on purchasing two 16G Hoodman cards and a Nexto. During a full day's shooting, I'd just upload the one full CF card into the Nexto, and continue to swap the two cards in and out as they get full.

For me, I guess the only speed issue would be upload times into the Nexto while out in a shoot. Hhmm. Will have to research a bit more.

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Old September 25th, 2010, 03:09 AM   #4
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Interestingly that same production company opted to buy a large number of 32Gb SanDisk CF cards (80 min / card), rather than go the Nexto route. Each camera now has a couple of days shooting for the equivalent price.

I’m still interested to hear how the device works, but my only concern is the specs say only Firewire 400 which means a slow copy onto computer in comparison with a FW800 Card reader + just noted the copy specs which are in the realm of glacial for CF card.

Back-up Speed:

• SxS : Avg. 80MByte/sec
• P2: Avg. 56MB/s, P2E: Avg. 70MB/s

• CF/SDHC/MSpro : Avg. 26MB/s(CF), 20MB/s(SDHC), 10MB/s(MSPro)

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Old September 26th, 2010, 04:16 AM   #5
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I bought the Nexto DI Video Storage 500Gb last week and used it on my first shoot this weekend. I had two 7D's with one 16Gb CF card each and two 16Gb SD cards for my EX1. Dumping cards was a breeze! No notebook hassles. The Nexto has one button you simply insert a card and press the button. It takes about 10-14 minutes to dump a full 16Gb card. I dumped 120Gb with the external battery attached, the battery is now at 50%. At the end of the event I dumped all my cards onto the Nexto even the Zoom H4n.

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Would this Nexto model work with Canon's MXF files?
The Nexto will copy anything you give it even USB flash drives. It copies all the data & organizes them according to date and number. You can dump the same card multiple times it creates a new folder every time. Another great feature for those looking for redundancy - the Nexto allows you to attach any portable usb hard drive and will then make a backup/sync between drives for peace of mind.

I highly recommend the unit & with the small price difference between the 250Gb and 500Gb unit I would say go with the 500Gb.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 11:30 AM   #6
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Nicholas,

Appreciate the info, thank you. It does sound like a good solution and obviously works well.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 12:52 PM   #7
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Hi Nicholas,

Yes, thanks for the info! Great to know that you can upload different types of cards with multiple types of files. It's really looking like a good choice for a Nexto :)

Also good to hear that you can backup to another USB external harddrive; are you using a smaller 2.5" external that doesn't need power? I wonder if all Nexto models have this feature.

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Old September 27th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #8
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I can echo everything Nicholas said.

I've been using my NEXTO DI 2500 all summer to backup files from my XF305 and my NanoFlash. In fact, most of those files are still sitting on the Nexto until I really need to get rid of them. Just one more layer of security.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 08:15 PM   #9
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Thanks Doug!

Would love to buy the DI 2500, but can really only afford the lesser expensive Nextos. I know I may eventually need to buy more CF cards; but I think two 16G Hoodman CFs, plus the Nexto will have to do for now.

You didn't happen to include a Nexto workflow chapter in your upcoming XF cam DVD tutorial, did ya?

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Old September 28th, 2010, 07:03 AM   #10
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Jeff, I do talk about the Nexto for a few minutes in my DVD but there was no need to spend a whole chapter on it. It's too easy to use!
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Old September 28th, 2010, 10:07 AM   #11
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Doug, you mentioned that you've been using the Nexto this summer with the Canon XF305. Does file playback work on the LCD viewer?
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Old September 30th, 2010, 05:40 PM   #12
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Sorry Greg. I'm travelling and somehow didn't see this question for a few days.

You can see thumbnail images of your footage on the Nexto and play clips back, but the playback isn't normal speed and it can't compare to the kind of playback you can get onboard the camera. The playback is meant just to give you confidence that that footage is there, but it's not much use for anything else.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #13
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The nexto nvs-2500 is a sweet product. It's not for everyone, but our custmers who have it, love it.

Videoguys.com - NextoDI NVS-2500 500GB Video Storage Pro

Revolutionary field backup device for tapeless workflows. Built-in 2.4 inch Color LCD Preview Monitor gives you the ability to review your transferred footage as thumbnails as well as playback video clips.

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 11:25 AM   #14
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Thanks for the link Gary!

Unfortunately, I couldn't afford that Nexto model :(

I went ahead and ordered this one last week:

Nexto DI Nexto eXtreme (500GB) ND270500G - B&H Photo Video

Will let you guys know how it works out with our workflow with Aodbe CS5.

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 01:26 PM   #15
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Jeff I'd like to know how it works! I bought the Nexto DI 500GB VIDEO STORAGE which cost $533, yours is $200 cheaper. I also see no point in buying the Pro version, the LCD seems like a waste of battery life.
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