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#1 Michael Collier

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:09 PM

Are there any devices currently availible that can take a P2 card and move all the data to hard drive automatically with no lap top? I need one that can work in on battery, or at least by car adaptor. size isnt too much of a requirement, maybe 100Gb or less
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:13 PM

Hi,

Sure, Panasonic have made a device to do exactly that.

Unfortunately it takes small, expensive 2.5" hard disks, so it's really just another intermediate stage before you put it... somewhere else.

Phil
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#3 Rory Hanrahan

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 06:32 PM

Have you considered going direct to hard drive from the camera? I just discovered the FireStore from a company named Focus Enhancements that seems like a good solution to the still-expensive P2 cards. I haven't had the chance to try this out yet, so I can't vouch for its quality, but it's priced at about $1,500 for 100 GB. Focus' website lists the release date as early 2006 for the HVX-compliant model. Has anybody here had any experience with these drives?
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 06:44 PM

Thats exaclty what I was looking for.

The 60gb model at 1800 bucks is pretty expensive, and cant hook directly to the cam. I have 5 photogs to outfit so 5 4gig cards at 650 each is like 3200 bucks, plus the 1800 for the download unit.

If anyone hears about one of those being availible for the SDC-700 model let me know.
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