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Hello, sometimes on Auto Ingesting PM download all photos all over again. SD card, I use it on Sony (A7 RII) and FujiFilm X-T2

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Re: CARD INGEST problems - sometimes PhotoMechanic download old photos
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 07:45:34 AM »
Hello, sometimes on Auto Ingesting PM download all photos all over again. SD card, I use it on Sony (A7 RII) and FujiFilm X-T2

Are you using "Incremental Ingest"?

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Re: CARD INGEST problems - sometimes PhotoMechanic download old photos
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2016, 07:59:59 AM »
Yes, like on this screenshot
http://d.pr/i/6lkw
This not happens everytime, just sometime

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Re: CARD INGEST problems - sometimes PhotoMechanic download old photos
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 08:45:29 AM »
Yes, like on this screenshot
http://d.pr/i/6lkw
This not happens everytime, just sometime

PM writes a .pmingest.dat file on the root of your card which contains an ID number.  This ID number is used to look up in a database for files previously ingested.  If the .pmingest.dat file is not found on the card then Ingest can't find the database and then all files will be Ingested.  That's basically how it works.  If the database of files tracking ingests is lost (it's on your computer) then Ingest will copy all files.

So what I'd like to know is if there is anything different about your workflow that precipitates this unwanted Ingest behavior?

-Kirk

P.S. I don't know if you are sharing this one card between two cameras? ("SD card, I use it on Sony (A7 RII) and FujiFilm X-T2")  We definitely don't suggest sharing cards between cameras without formatting the card in the next camera you use it in.
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Re: CARD INGEST problems - sometimes PhotoMechanic download old photos
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2016, 05:07:53 AM »


P.S. I don't know if you are sharing this one card between two cameras? ("SD card, I use it on Sony (A7 RII) and FujiFilm X-T2")  We definitely don't suggest sharing cards between cameras without formatting the card in the next camera you use it in.
Yes, I share cards. I will try to not to do it, and report the results. I think, it is the Sony, who messes all its up

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Re: CARD INGEST problems - sometimes PhotoMechanic download old photos
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 04:54:51 AM »
So, you do not want to investigate problems with Ingesting from Sony cameras?

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Re: CARD INGEST problems - sometimes PhotoMechanic download old photos
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 07:58:20 AM »
So, you do not want to investigate problems with Ingesting from Sony cameras?

I never said that.  Do you still plan to share cards between cameras?  It is not recommended.  If you still want to share the card between your two cameras, you're going to have to provide us with data from your cards and the incremental ingest data from your system for us to use to investigate.

Please let me know if you want to proceed.

-Kirk