Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Storing it: media cards, part of Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflow.
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I like to say a few words about choosing media cards. …When you go media card shopping, you're probably going to find a number of options. …First of course, there's capacity, and you can choose to have a few really large cards …or a bunch of smaller cards. …The idea with a bunch of smaller cards is that if a card fails, you don't lose as many images. …The problem with smaller cards is you've got to swap more and you've got to carry more. …If you are going to be event shooting and things like that, smaller cards don't make so much sense. …Also along with capacity, you're going to be seeing speed ratings, and there are a number …of different speed ratings. Older cards will simply have a multiplication factor. Newer …cards will probably have a bit rate.…
If you're looking at SD cards, there will be a class number, which is a single-digit number. …In all these cases higher is faster and that means that images will transfer more quickly. …How fast you actually need? When you're looking you'll see that well, here is a really fast …
The course takes a look at the hardware and software issues behind field shooting: assessing storage and backup needs, evaluating GPS geotagging options, surveying power and charging issues, and more. After discussing each of the components, Ben shows how they fit together in different field setups, ranging from an extravagant laptop-based system to a no-computer setup that backs up photos to a compact digital wallet device. The course also spotlights some workflow strategies to consider when you get home, from transferring photos to merging them with a larger photo library.
- Selecting the right gear, from cameras to bags
- Bringing the right battery and storage equipment
- Packing your camera bag
- Getting to the destination with heavy equipment
- Unpacking and setting up the gear
- Geotagging photos on location
- Downloading manuals for convenient access in the field
- Wrapping up a shoot
- Unpacking and transferring images to an editing workstation