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Offline ezeerider

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« on: March 23, 2007, 11:53:40 AM »
I've downloaded Photo mechanic for Mac OSX 10.4.9. I'm trying to download raw files from my 5D but whenever I click ingest it never shows. Am I going about it completely wrong or is Photo Mechanic not capable of downloading files. The camera is connected to the Mac via a usb cable. Help!

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Re: Ingest
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 01:54:19 PM »
I've downloaded Photo mechanic for Mac OSX 10.4.9. I'm trying to download raw files from my 5D but whenever I click ingest it never shows. Am I going about it completely wrong or is Photo Mechanic not capable of downloading files. The camera is connected to the Mac via a usb cable. Help!

If your camera does not show up on the desktop as a disk icon then Photo Mechanic will not be able to see it.

Do you have a card reader?  If so, use that instead of directly connecting your camera.  If not, then consider the purchase of a card reader.  You won't be sorry: they often read files several times faster than using the camera directly and time is money, right?

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 04:05:02 PM »
Thanks Kirk, much appreciated. My trial runs out on 27 March. Will have to try and get hold a card reader asap.

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Re: Ingest
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 04:31:36 PM »
Thanks Kirk, much appreciated. My trial runs out on 27 March. Will have to try and get hold a card reader asap.

If you're getting a USB reader, make sure it is a USB 2.0 reader and not a USB 1.1 reader, or if you have a Firewire port on your system, get a Firewire reader.

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