Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Keeping data mirrored on two devices, part of Tethered Shooting Fundamentals (2014).
Little cards like these are awfully easy to lose. And you don't want to crack a card, misplace a card, or break a card. Or have a card go corrupt on you and lose everything. That's one of the main benefits of tethered shooting, is the ability healthy and paranoid at the same time. Now, I still am going to put an extra card into the camera here. And with my menu here, I can actually go in and tell it what to do with that second card slot. And I'll tell it to actually make a backup. So now as I shoot, the same image is going to both memory cards.
The other good news is besides going to two memory cards in the camera itself, it's also tethered to my computer. And that allows me to target at least one destination. Most of the tethered options we've been looking at here support the ability to go to more than one hard drive. You could target the laptop. You could target an external drive. You could even target multiple drives. On the bottom of my tether table her, I actually have a tray and you see I've had an extra drive stored in there. That's made it really easy to be writing the files to that drive as well as to my internal drive.
Now, if you're counting, that's four backups. Four backups, the chance of losing an image is really slim. Now, the good news here is, when we say backups, we generally follow the three, two, one rule. Meaning, at least three backups, on two different types of media, with one of them being stored offsite. Well the good news here is at the end of the day if I had to run home, I could just pop one of these drives, take it with me and still know that one of the drives was backed up and I still had the camera memory cards.
So a little bit of paranoid backup goes a long way and for those of you that aren't exactly sure of the benefits of tethered shooting I think this is one of the greatest ones. The ability to have multiple backups very easily without having to manually transfer files, or remembering to start the backup process.
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- The benefits and drawbacks of tethered shooting
- Creating a stable platform
- Tethering the camera
- Building a tethered station
- Tethering with Lightroom, Aperture, and more
- Choosing a wireless memory card
- Connecting a CamRanger
- Shooting with a GoPro