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#1 PRC

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:51 PM

Anyone using an iPod Photo and the iPod camera connector ?

Sounded like a good idea to me so I have just baught both and cannot get pictures to transfer from my D70.

I have enabled photo transfer on the iPod, when I select Photo Import I would have expected the D70 to go into 'transfer' mode similar to connection to a PC.

Chief suspect is the iPod Camera connector itself - anyone care to confirm the behaviour - at what point during connection does the camera recognize that a data transfer device has been attached ?

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:58 PM

Issue resolved - Apple supplied software V1.0 on the iPod - it needed V1.1 to support the Camera Connector.

In some ways I would have expected the thing to work 'straight out of the box' as it was ordered with the connector etc.

After a 50MB download ( thanks to ADSL here at work ) it all worked.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 05:08 PM

Paul, my understanding is that this device will only transfer at USB 1 speed. It would take an awfully long time to download a 1GB card this way...

Have you figured out some magic solution?
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:11 PM

No it seems to be USB2 - transfer speed while not startling is fine. There is also a Firewire option but my Nikon is USB.

I think that the early iPod devices may have been USB1 only.



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Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:16 PM

So you're actually getting the Nikon to transfer @ USB2 to the ipod?? I thought the D70 itself was also limited to 1.1.

How long does it take you to download a 1GB card from the camera?
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:28 PM

Dont know - I will give it a go and post back in a while - I have it all here on the desk....
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:30 PM

Thanks Paul,

Look forward to hearing how you go. I think this storage thing is something that it would be good to work out. There are so many options out there.
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Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:52 PM

OK, I copied 57 RAW files onto the camera, the card was currently empty so I had to add some.

The images totaled 307 MB which transferred to the iPod in 9 minutes.

So she is not the quickest solution but on that live aboard in the middle of whoknowswhereweare it still looks good to me, I will just drink a coffee or lay in the sun.

Speed somewhere in the chain is USB1 - the iPod ? I think maybe that you are correct and that it is USB1.

Bonus is you get music also - and with 60GB of storage it is not going to fill up that fast.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 11:01 PM

Thanks very much for doing the test Paul - very informative.

The music option is definately very appealing and the navigation wheel interface on the ipods is superb. I like you idea of drinking coffee in the sun :D

In case other people are reading this and have yet to get a storage device, I have been looking at the VP6300 from Vosonic which displays RAW files (including Nikon NEFs with a firmware upgrade), plays mp3s and has a slot for almost all storage media. It proportedly transfers a 1GB card in 7 minutes.

It is no-where near as sexy as the ipod, but it might be another option for people?
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