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Multiple SD Card Readers?

 
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Mar 15, 2012 08:13 |  #1

Hey Guys!
I've recently been put in charge of a media team for a school conference. I will be in charge of 8-10 photographers and videographers all with their own cameras and video recorders. The biggest problem I think i will be faced with is finding a quick and efficient way of transferring data from many cards into computers as we will need to have minimal delay between the photos being taken and uploaded onto our website.

Hence I am trying to look for card readers than can fit many SD cards in one go so i can quickly transfer all the files into my computer. So something like this:

http://www.petapixel.c​om …ter-style-sd-card-reader/ (external link)

Preferably with more slots. The problem with the card reader I found is that i cant seem to find it anywhere for sale? So if anyone knows of alternate brands or know where to buy one of those it would be great. Thanks!


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Mar 15, 2012 08:17 |  #2
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I wish you were in charge of a team that would find universal battery chargers
for all those different camera batteries.
The world needs wireless slotless.


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Mar 15, 2012 08:32 |  #3

They will be in charge of their own batteries... i hope ;) but i really do hope i can find a good multiple SD card reader to make it easy to transfer the files


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Mar 15, 2012 09:38 as a reply to  @ Takendown2's post |  #4

I'm not sure why it would be that much faster. I could load photos from 8-10 cards in under 10 minutes (actual time depends on the number of images) on this laptop, just doing them one at a time. Even with a multiple reader you still have to plug in each card, let the system recognize them and open a dialog, then perform the download. I don't see it as saving more than a minute or so at most.

I just did 2 cards as a test in 1:45.

Out of curiosity, why the need for such haste?


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Mar 15, 2012 09:40 |  #5

hi, so i know having a single reader with multiple slots is preferable, but i think you'll have to end up putting together your own solution. i imagine multiple single-slot SD card readers would be fine. just so you know, the link you posted, there is a link at the bottom to geekstuff4u.com where you can buy that 4 slot reader. also keep in mind that you'll be using a single USB port with 4 cards so that could slow things down if you try to import from all 4 cards at the same time.


the bigger thing you need to keep in mind is to make sure the automatic numbering or labeling of the images when you import them. what i mean is it's very possible that you could get over-lapping names on the images if you're not careful, so make sure you plan out your workflow so you can keep track of where your pictures are coming from and that the fukenames do not overlap


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Mar 15, 2012 09:45 |  #6

Takendown2 wrote in post #14090130 (external link)
I've recently been put in charge of a media team for a school conference. I will be in charge of 8-10 photographers and videographers all with their own cameras and video recorders.

Just curious, what kind of conference is this that you would need that much coverage?


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