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Old December 17th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #1
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Backup to flash stick in the field?

Just bought a 16 GB USB stick and wondered if you can use these for backup. I don't have the male?/female? to mini USB cable to try it out but maybe one of you has...

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Old December 17th, 2008, 04:22 AM   #2
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What's the point ?
If you do the firmware upgrade then you can record to flash straight away in the first place.

I think for most of us EX users, the problem of offload in the field is over.

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Old December 17th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #3
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What's the point ?
If you do the firmware upgrade then you can record to flash straight away in the first place.

I think for most of us EX users, the problem of offload in the field is over.

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I'd like to have two copies right after the shoot so I can take one and my partner the other one. That way we have instant backup plus we both have access to the same footage.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #4
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I'd like to have two copies right after the shoot so I can take one and my partner the other one. That way we have instant backup plus we both have access to the same footage.
What about doing an SDHC-SDHC dub in camera?

It does beg a thought - is there any chance of recording to both A and B slots simultaneously? If not, it would be a very useful feature for Sony to add.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 05:50 AM   #5
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What about doing an SDHC-SDHC dub in camera?
Of course! If I RTFM I would have thought of that myself...

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Old December 17th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #6
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Regarding copying from slot A to slot B, i've done it but can only manage to copy 1 clip at a time.
Is there a way to copy all the clips at once from A to B ?

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Old December 18th, 2008, 03:33 AM   #7
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Regarding copying from slot A to slot B, i've done it but can only manage to copy 1 clip at a time.
Is there a way to copy all the clips at once from A to B ?

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Doesn't make sense to leave out that option, does it? Sony, if you're reading/listening- the option to copy one card to the other shouldn't be too hard to include in the next firmware?
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