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Old January 29th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Nexto DI, which model???

What do I need?

A portable storage solution for (mainly) CF cards from my Canon XF300. SxS and P2 are irrelevant for me and the only need is to create storage when my CF cards are getting full, so offloading from CF to NexTo and then re-initializing the CF card and continue shooting. Transfer time is not critical, but a nice benefit.

My question:

Prices for three models vary widely, so what would you do in my case:

1. ND2730 with 750 GB disk for around $ 450, indicated for photo applications
2. NVS1501 with 750 GB disk for around $ 1060, indicated for video applications
3. NVS2501 with 750 GB disk for around $ 2000, indicated for video applications

Remember, it is only for temp storage from CF cards, no need for SxS or P2 connectivity, 750 GB is enough and there is no need to burn to BR. Only copy the files during extended stays away from home and only upon return copy the stuff to the editing PC.

See also Portable Data Storage

What would you do and why that choice?
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Old January 29th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Re: Nexto DI, which model???

The fact that the 2730 is mentioned for photo storage does not mean you cannot copy video files. It can. So with your minimum requirements the 2730 would be okay.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #3
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Re: Nexto DI, which model???

Dear Friends,

I can confirm at the Nexto DI 2730 is primarly designed for Still Photos as opposed to Video.

However, you can use it for videos.

At this time, with current firmware, you can copy the files, but they do not show up in the directory, as the directory is designed to show you the still photos.

This may change in the future. If changed, then one will be able to see the video files in the directory for the internal storage media..

But, even with the current firmware, as soon as you connect the 2730 to a computer, you can see all of the files in the disk directory.


The more expensive devices have additional features, serious additional features, that make these units very suitable for many professionals.

For example, the NVS2525 can make two copies simultaneously. This is in addition to supporting more types of media.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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Re: Nexto DI, which model???

You might want to consider the Nexto DI NVS 1501.

Since the NVS 1501 has a 2.4" LCD monitor, you would be able to see low-res clips of your footage. (The NVS 1501 supports viewing of Canon XF300 files.) You would be able to do a quick verification that your footage had been copied.

You could also perform a bit-by-bit verification to confirm that every bit on your CF card had been copied onto the internal HDD of the Nexto.

One other note: the NVS 1501 has a rugged case---designed for on-location work.

Please check with your local dealer regarding storage capacity.
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