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erease source disk after ingest does not work
« on: May 27, 2021, 06:44:32 AM »
Hi,

Build 5820 on a MBP 16'' running 11.4. The erease source disk after ingest mode is activated.
It works seamless on Nikon Z6, D6 and everthing else but not with SanDisk CF Express64GB card and Z7II files on it.
I've tried to de- and reactivate the function, but without success. Any idea what causes this problem?

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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2021, 08:08:35 AM »
Dominik,

Build 5820 on a MBP 16'' running 11.4. The erease source disk after ingest mode is activated.
It works seamless on Nikon Z6, D6 and everthing else but not with SanDisk CF Express64GB card and Z7II files on it.
I've tried to de- and reactivate the function, but without success. Any idea what causes this problem?

CFExpress cards are identified as fixed disks (like a normal hard drive).  We won't erase what is considered to be a fixed hard drive (too much potential for damage.)

-Kirk

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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2021, 08:43:35 AM »
ok thank you. I see and understand now.

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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2021, 06:48:43 AM »
I'm reading there is one CFexpress Type-B card reader that identifies itself as a removable disk, and in theory that would allow PM to ingest, unmount (and erase if so desired) CFexpress Type-B cards same as SD, CF cards.
Brand is Anglebird, and it is available in the photo stores.
see article here: https://camnostic.com/cfexpress-card-reader-comparison/
I have ordered a couple of these readers to test.
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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2021, 07:07:45 AM »
I can confirm the Anglebird CFexpress type B card reader (with ProGrade card) identifies as removable disk.
PM was able to ingest, erase source disk and unmount the card same as it used to do before CFexpress cards were invented.
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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2021, 11:02:33 AM »
Nati,

I can confirm the Anglebird CFexpress type B card reader (with ProGrade card) identifies as removable disk.
PM was able to ingest, erase source disk and unmount the card same as it used to do before CFexpress cards were invented.
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The next build of Photo Mechanic 6 (and Plus) will auto ingest, ingest, erase, and unmount CFExpress type A cards, no matter what reader is involved.

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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2021, 11:57:36 AM »
Kirk,
that's good news for those of us using the type A card. Can I hope for the same magic for type B cards as well?
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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2021, 06:58:40 PM »
Nati,

that's good news for those of us using the type A card. Can I hope for the same magic for type B cards as well?

It's going to work with all card types.

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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2021, 06:43:40 AM »
Fantastic! Very good news.
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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2021, 03:30:13 PM »
The new build, Photo Mechanic Version 6.0, build 5997 (a13e0cf), although advised that we would be able to format CF Express Cards, still does not in my case. I have a Sandisk CF Express 128GB Type B card used with a Prograde Card Reader and with "Erase Source disk upon ingest" checked, it still maintains the images on the card. :-(

Having waited patiently for the previous news about the ability to format after ingest, its still disheartening to see the matter unresolved. Have reached out to Andrew @ CameraBits for further analysis!

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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2021, 06:23:28 PM »
What camera formatted and shot photos and/or video?  There's one Sony model that we won't erase files on because doing so causes problems in-camera when the card is returned to the camera.

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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2021, 01:05:28 AM »
Hey Kirk,

The camera is a Nikon D6, card is Sandisk CF Express Type B 128GB, used with a Prograde (PG-04) card reader. Images shot were just stills no videos. Running Photo Mechanic Version 6.0, build 5997 (a13e0cf) on a 2018 MacBook Pro under Mac OS Big Sur 11.5.2. Hope that helps.
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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2021, 09:20:59 AM »
Hey Kirk,

The camera is a Nikon D6, card is Sandisk CF Express Type B 128GB, used with a Prograde (PG-04) card reader. Images shot were just stills no videos. Running Photo Mechanic Version 6.0, build 5997 (a13e0cf) on a 2018 MacBook Pro under Mac OS Big Sur 11.5.2. Hope that helps.

Can I get some information from you?

Open a Terminal window (Applications->Utilities->Terminal)

Enter the following after making sure that your camera card is mounted:

ls -alR /Volumes/NIKON

then press the tab key.  It should autocomplete the rest of the name of your card.  Then press enter/return.

Copy and paste the text that is output into a personal message to me.  Or you can post it here.

Thanks,

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Re: erease source disk after ingest does not work
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2021, 10:08:34 AM »
Here you go Kirk,


Last login: Mon Aug 16 17:49:32 on ttys000
mansoorahmed@Mansoors-MacBook-Pro ~ % ls -alR /Volumes/NIKON\ D6\ \ \ 
total 263680
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff     131072 31 Dec  1979 .
drwxr-xr-x  7 root          wheel        224 16 Aug 17:47 ..
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff     131072 13 Aug 22:45 .fseventsd
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff         38 14 Aug 17:06 .pmingest.dat
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff     131072 13 Aug 22:45 DCIM
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff     131072 13 Aug 22:49 NIKON
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  134217728 13 Aug 22:45 NIKON001.DSC
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff      80028 13 Aug 22:53 WLANQUE5.BIN

/Volumes/NIKON D6   /.fseventsd:
total 768
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  131072 13 Aug 22:45 .
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  131072 31 Dec  1979 ..
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff      36 16 Aug 17:47 fseventsd-uuid

/Volumes/NIKON D6   /DCIM:
total 768
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  131072 13 Aug 22:45 .
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  131072 31 Dec  1979 ..
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  131072 13 Aug 22:45 109NC_D6

/Volumes/NIKON D6   /DCIM/109NC_D6:
total 124928
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff   131072 13 Aug 22:45 .
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff   131072 13 Aug 22:45 ..
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  7074931 13 Aug 22:45 AHM_7907.JPG
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  7089203 13 Aug 22:45 AHM_7908.JPG
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  6854214 13 Aug 22:45 AHM_7909.JPG
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  6406626 13 Aug 22:45 AHM_7910.JPG
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  6208748 13 Aug 22:45 AHM_7911.JPG
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  6127470 13 Aug 22:45 AHM_7912.JPG
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  5920872 13 Aug 22:45 AHM_7913.JPG
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  5574418 13 Aug 22:45 AHM_7914.JPG
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  5781433 13 Aug 22:45 AHM_7915.JPG
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  5873828 13 Aug 22:45 AHM_7916.JPG
-rwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff    81920 13 Aug 22:45 NC_FLLST.DAT

/Volumes/NIKON D6   /NIKON:
total 768
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  131072 13 Aug 22:49 .
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  131072 31 Dec  1979 ..
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  131072 13 Aug 22:49 D6

/Volumes/NIKON D6   /NIKON/D6:
total 512
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  131072 13 Aug 22:49 .
drwxrwxrwx  1 mansoorahmed  staff  131072 13 Aug 22:49 ..
mansoorahmed@Mansoors-MacBook-Pro ~ %