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#1 Cristian Carceller

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:20 AM

Ok, so when I plug in my t2i to my mac nothing reads into the computer and the only way I no of getting the files on is through iphoto. But iphoto does not handle the footage well at all. ANd what i see on the internet is that people put there files into there own folder in the finder. Can someone please tell me how to do so... It would really help me a lot
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#2 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:23 AM

Don't use the camera. Use an external card reader and it will all work mucho grande.
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#3 Cristian Carceller

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:32 AM

Don't use the camera. Use an external card reader and it will all work mucho grande.

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#4 Hal Smith

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:40 AM

Ok, so when I plug in my t2i to my mac nothing reads into the computer and the only way I no of getting the files on is through iphoto. But iphoto does not handle the footage well at all. ANd what i see on the internet is that people put there files into there own folder in the finder. Can someone please tell me how to do so... It would really help me a lot
thanks, cristian


For my 7D I use a Lexar Firewire 800 card in my computer and a Lexar Firewire 800 CF card reader. Not the cheapest route but I can import 12 minutes of video from 30MB/s cards (SanDisk Ultras) in less than 3 minutes.

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Lexar has a similarly high performance USB 2.0 reader for CF/SD cards, I haven't used one but Lexar is a company with a dedication to high quality products. People who have bought them from B&H PhotoVideo have reviewed it highly. One user reports 4GB CF card downloads in less than 3 minutes which indicates the USB 2.0 reader is reasonably quick. Ultimately the Firewire 800 reader is going to be faster on fast UDMA CFcards but the USB reader still looks like a good device for both types of cards.

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#5 Joel VanZeventer

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 10:31 AM

Also, use a program like Mpeg Streamclip, (Free) to uncompress your footage to something your editing application will like. I transcode all of my t2i footage to the highest quality DNxHD codec for use in Avid Media Composer. The files are bigger but you'll be doing your processor a favor by not editing heavily compressed footage.
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