Just went to Shotput's website and watched their product demonstration...this software looks indispensable. The file verifications and notifications when the transfer is done would be so useful. I think I have permanent PTSD after one of my cfast cards became corrupted after attempting a file transfer at a shoot a couple months ago.
The best bit about Hedge is that it'll do full checksum verification without significant slow downs -- so it'll copy files about as fast as the Finder but with full verification to boot. The downside is that it's expensive, but there's a trial period for allthe features, after which it reverts to a free version with limitations that you can keep using. It doesn't do a lot of things, so it's pretty expensive for basically a one trick pony, but it does what it does really well and I don't regret buying it at all!
another vote for shotput pro. Peace mind is important when dealing with footage.
What I find quite funny is that I started off as a loader dealing with the 1 copy of stuff on some quite big budget commercials and promos. The one copy that could be ruined by exposure to light, xrays, camera scratches, holes in changing bag, bad stock, fumbling while actually loading it(if you've never loaded the slippery stuff that is reversal film you're lucky ) etc.
Yet for some reason I see digital footage as somehow less robust. Strange really.
Adobe Prelude will also do two location copying and HASH verification. It's not quite as simplistic for non-technical people to offload if you have people helping you that aren't technical
It would be cool to be able to download a few cards together, but I need to figure out how to fit a few card readers to my laptop (if I'm working out on the field).
I only have 2 x thunderbolt ports and 2 x usb, and sometimes no power to feed a hub. So i could download 2 x cards, but 4 would be great. Most of time I would have power, but having a solution that worked without would be safer. Technically I could use - say 2 x usb 3 readers and 1 x thunderbolt readers (i need 1 x port to go to a larger storage drive). Maybe this is enough.
It would be interesting if the laptop could power 3 x card readers and an ssd raid (for my storage).
Very interested in making this work, not just for video, but for shooting volume stills as well, free up my assistant to concentrate on shooting and not having to stay up late on shoot days.
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