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Jun 07, 2008 14:38 |  #1

I have an assitant that has a D300 and I'd like to sync his camera time with my Macbook Pro, of course I sync all my bodies with EOS Utility.

Do any of you guys know what software will do this with the Nikon D300?


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Jun 07, 2008 15:01 |  #2

capture NX does, but unlike canon, nikon forces you to buy it for 100 bucks. tell him to skip the syncing and just use a damn card reader

edit: you can use lightroom if you want file numbers to be sequential, both import and batch renaming


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Jun 07, 2008 15:23 |  #3

basroil wrote in post #5679275 (external link)
capture NX does, but unlike canon, nikon forces you to buy it for 100 bucks. tell him to skip the syncing and just use a damn card reader

edit: you can use lightroom if you want file numbers to be sequential, both import and batch renaming

Thanks but it is not about the "damn card reader", it is about syncing the cameras time so when I import the images from 3 cameras they will sort in exact time sequence.


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Jun 07, 2008 15:39 |  #4

You might look at Downloader Pro (external link). For $30 it will sync the time in all the cameras as well as allow you to add a camera ID to the file name. They have a 30 day free trial.


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Jun 07, 2008 21:19 |  #5
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What is it today? People seem to expect everything for free. Capture NX is very good by all accounts, far superior to DPP. There's an old adage - get it for free, usually it'll be crappy.

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Jun 08, 2008 11:54 |  #6

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What is it today? People seem to expect everything for free. Capture NX is very good by all accounts, far superior to DPP. There's an old adage - get it for free, usually it'll be crappy.

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I think if you pay $2,500+ for a body it should come with basic software to use it. Canon does a good job of giving you the tools to use your equipment.


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Jun 08, 2008 12:09 |  #7

taygull wrote in post #5683702 (external link)
I think if you pay $2,500+ for a body it should come with basic software to use it. Canon does a good job of giving you the tools to use your equipment.

Agree with you on this.


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Jun 08, 2008 12:14 as a reply to  @ Rafromak's post |  #8

I thought Nikon was now including software with the D3 and D300

from DP Review:

The D300 is provided with a software CD which contains:

* Nikon View NX (Windows / Mac OS X) - A new simplified image browser / organization / basic manipulation application based on the Capture NX design (although it has to be said, easier to use). Provides basic RAW to JPEG conversion with adjustment of exposure compensation, white balance and picture control.

* Nikon Transfer (Windows / Mac OS X) - Automated transfer of images from camera or card reader.

* Nikon Capture NX (Windows / Mac OS X) - Nikon's advanced workflow and RAW development application, has traditionally been an 'optional extra' however a current promotion means that the D300 and D3 are being shipped with Capture NX keys in many regions enabling the 'trial download' to be upgraded to a full release.


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taygull wrote in post #5683702 (external link)
I think if you pay $2,500+ for a body it should come with basic software to use it. Canon does a good job of giving you the tools to use your equipment.

<sarcasm>Sure and if you buy a 30grand car, the manufacturer should pay for petrol for the first ten years</sarcasm>. Gee...there's no such thing as a free lunch, get over it.

By the same argument, you should all be using the GIMP cos Photoshop costs too much!

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Jun 08, 2008 19:04 |  #10

dpastern wrote in post #5685507 (external link)
<sarcasm>Sure and if you buy a 30grand car, the manufacturer should pay for petrol for the first ten years</sarcasm>. Gee...there's no such thing as a free lunch, get over it.

By the same argument, you should all be using the GIMP cos Photoshop costs too much!

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Dave,

Why do you have to be an a s s?

Just stay out of the thread if you can not provide anything useful!

I'm not looking for a photo editing software, I'm wanting a simple utility like EOS Utility that would sync a camera with a laptop so they match the "time". To use your stupid ass analogy I should not have to pay for keys when I buy a car, and it should have enough gas and oil in it to drive it to the gas station. You must be one of those guys who thought it was OK for GM to sell trucks with no bumpers a few years ago, if you wanted one you had to pay extra.


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Jun 08, 2008 19:23 |  #11

Their software is called PictureProject and comes with all their DSLRs. It has the time sync function. Their RAW editing software is only bundled with the new D3 and D300 and isn't needed for the sync.




  
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Jun 08, 2008 19:55 |  #12

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Their software is called PictureProject and comes with all their DSLRs. It has the time sync function. Their RAW editing software is only bundled with the new D3 and D300 and isn't needed for the sync.

Thanks! I'll see if he has that. He didn't think what "came" with the camera had the sync function.


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taygull wrote in post #5685787 (external link)
Dave,

Why do you have to be an a s s?

Just stay out of the thread if you can not provide anything useful!

I'm not looking for a photo editing software, I'm wanting a simple utility like EOS Utility that would sync a camera with a laptop so they match the "time". To use your stupid ass analogy I should not have to pay for keys when I buy a car, and it should have enough gas and oil in it to drive it to the gas station. You must be one of those guys who thought it was OK for GM to sell trucks with no bumpers a few years ago, if you wanted one you had to pay extra.

I dunno, didn't think I was one. Your problem is easily fixed - card reader and usb cable. Windows will detect the card reader quite nicely. I believe OS X will do it as well. No need for 3rd party software, as both operating systems can read Canon RAW files with the appropriate add-on software (free).

I just get sick and tired of Canon users bashing Nikon for any good ole reason they can find. If you can't handle competition, then stay out of the ring.

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Jun 09, 2008 02:37 |  #14

dpastern wrote in post #5687583 (external link)
I dunno, didn't think I was one. Your problem is easily fixed - card reader and usb cable. Windows will detect the card reader quite nicely. I believe OS X will do it as well. No need for 3rd party software, as both operating systems can read Canon RAW files with the appropriate add-on software (free).

I just get sick and tired of Canon users bashing Nikon for any good ole reason they can find. If you can't handle competition, then stay out of the ring.

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Sorry Dave but you're incorrect on this. Taygull isn't looking for software to use the camera as a drive for the transfer and rename of files. Taygull is looking for software to allow both photographers to have their cameras connected and synced to the same computer using that computer's clock as the time set within the camera before they shoot so that when they come back, offload the files, and sort by capture date, the Nikon and Canon files will mix properly...ie in chronological order. If the times do not match, they will be out of order.


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My bad, got this one mixed up with another thread. No, my suggestion won't do what taygull wanted, you are correct, apologies taygull. Somehow I thought this thread was about connecting the Nikon to the PC/Mac and d/l the images, although I did realise what he wanted when I originally looked at the post a few days ago lol. I'm blaming this one on old age ;)

Downloader pro should do what he wants, although I haven't used it myself.

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