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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2009, 08:17:50 PM »
For those of you having this problem:

Are you applying an IPTC Stationery Pad?  Renaming?  Have two destinations?

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2009, 12:10:53 AM »
Kirk,

Nope, only ingest. Resetting PRAM and NVRAM fixed that issue for few days and now its back.

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2009, 02:26:31 AM »
For those of you having this problem:

Are you applying an IPTC Stationery Pad?  Renaming?  Have two destinations?

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For me:  Yes applying IPTC Stationery Pad. Yes renaming. Only one destination

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Steve

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2009, 12:33:31 PM »
What file formats are you all ingesting?  JPEGs?  RAWs?  Both RAW+JPEG?

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2009, 01:24:50 PM »
What file formats are you all ingesting?  JPEGs?  RAWs?  Both RAW+JPEG?

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Mainly JPEG but never RAW+JPEG. Copy in finder is super fast.

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2009, 02:16:53 PM »
Only RAW, applying IPTC pad and renaming. Never 2 locations.

I tried turning off IPTC and renaming and apparently had a slightly better ingest speed, but I shall test it tomorrow.
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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2009, 07:22:19 PM »
Everyone,

I made some changes to how files are copied during Ingest.  Please try the 4.6.2.2 beta version available here:

http://forums.camerabits.com/index.php?topic=4940.0

Let me know if it solves the speed issue.  If it doesn't, then I'll need some volunteers to run logging versions of PM to find out if the speed issue originates on reading from the card/reader or if the problem is with writing to the destination volume.  The changes I made cause PM to use 'ditto' (an Apple-supplied utility for copying files) to copy files.  In my testing, the speed matches that of the Finder.  I'm not sure we could do much better.

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2009, 01:33:44 AM »
What file formats are you all ingesting?  JPEGs?  RAWs?  Both RAW+JPEG?

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For me, just RAW NEFs

Will try Beta & report back later next week

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2009, 07:51:53 AM »
Everyone,

I made some changes to how files are copied during Ingest.  Please try the 4.6.2.2 beta version available here:

http://forums.camerabits.com/index.php?topic=4940.0

Let me know if it solves the speed issue.  If it doesn't, then I'll need some volunteers to run logging versions of PM to find out if the speed issue originates on reading from the card/reader or if the problem is with writing to the destination volume.  The changes I made cause PM to use 'ditto' (an Apple-supplied utility for copying files) to copy files.  In my testing, the speed matches that of the Finder.  I'm not sure we could do much better.

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Very very quick test. It's better than old version but not fast as finder. PM ingest is about 35MB/sec but copy in finder is 43MB/sec.
Card: Sandisk Extreme IV 45MB/sec 8GB
Reader : Lexar Professional CF reader (fw800)

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2009, 08:32:20 AM »
Tuomo,

I made some changes to how files are copied during Ingest.  Please try the 4.6.2.2 beta version available here:

http://forums.camerabits.com/index.php?topic=4940.0

Let me know if it solves the speed issue.  If it doesn't, then I'll need some volunteers to run logging versions of PM to find out if the speed issue originates on reading from the card/reader or if the problem is with writing to the destination volume.  The changes I made cause PM to use 'ditto' (an Apple-supplied utility for copying files) to copy files.  In my testing, the speed matches that of the Finder.  I'm not sure we could do much better.

Very very quick test. It's better than old version but not fast as finder. PM ingest is about 35MB/sec but copy in finder is 43MB/sec.
Card: Sandisk Extreme IV 45MB/sec 8GB
Reader : Lexar Professional CF reader (fw800)

Thanks for reporting back.  That speed is certainly acceptable.  Please continue to test and let me know if you ever experience the extremely slow transfer rate again.

-Kirk

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2009, 02:33:52 AM »
Kirk,

Quick test. 4.6.2.2 beta 1 ingested 1,1gb, 89 files in 50 sec. with IPTC and renaming turned off.

Beta 2 ingested the same files with IPTC and renaming turned on in 40 sec.

Finder did it in 32 sec.

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2009, 08:13:50 AM »
Søren,

Quick test. 4.6.2.2 beta 1 ingested 1,1gb, 89 files in 50 sec. with IPTC and renaming turned off.

Beta 2 ingested the same files with IPTC and renaming turned on in 40 sec.

Finder did it in 32 sec.

Thanks for reporting back.  Sounds like an improvement.  The speed of Ingest improves even more as the number of files increases, and especially increases when the files are very large (5D Mark II movie files especially.)

Let me know if you get a case where things get really slow.  I'll make a logging version that will tell us if the slowness is in reading from the card or is in the writing to the destination drive.  I still think this is a bug in Snow Leopard that Apple will have to fix, but if we can find a workaround then that would be great as well.

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2009, 06:07:07 AM »
It's slow again. 12MB/sec in PM ingest, 50MB/sec in finder.
PM 4.6.2.2 beta2, OSX 10.6.2
RAW only (Nikon D3)
Lexar prof. CF reader (FW800)
Sandisk ExtremePro 16G CF (90MB/sec)

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2009, 07:34:18 AM »
It's slow again. 12MB/sec in PM ingest, 50MB/sec in finder.
PM 4.6.2.2 beta2, OSX 10.6.2
RAW only (Nikon D3)
Lexar prof. CF reader (FW800)
Sandisk ExtremePro 16G CF (90MB/sec)

OK, so are you willing to run a logging version and send me the log files after your tests?

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Re: Snow Leopard ingest problems with Lexar Reader
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2009, 07:40:01 AM »
It's slow again. 12MB/sec in PM ingest, 50MB/sec in finder.
PM 4.6.2.2 beta2, OSX 10.6.2
RAW only (Nikon D3)
Lexar prof. CF reader (FW800)
Sandisk ExtremePro 16G CF (90MB/sec)

OK, so are you willing to run a logging version and send me the log files after your tests?

-Kirk


Sure.

-tuomo