It’s 4pm the day before mothers day of the year 2014! I hope everyone is treating theirs to something nice tomorrow! And if not, let this be a reminder to thee.
This blog update is about the use of certain functions within the 5D Mark III and (likely) 1D X.
Image Copy, is a tool built into the higher end Canon camera’s, which allows you to copy data from one flash storage card, to the next right in camera, without having to use a card reader into a laptop out in the field.
My Primary Use
Creating On-Location Backups for the sub-client, or the person I am working for, or even just my own personal safety backups. I shot a conference just over a week ago, in London to do with the annual celebration of Azerbaijan and the country’s culture. I had to supply on-location backups to the sub-client at the end of the shoot, purely for archiving and safety purposes of having an extra backup.
To use Image Copy, you must have both a CF card, and an SD card in the camera for it to work. The card you are transferring to, must be of equal or larger capacity than the primary (CF) card, if you intend to copy all images over.
Note: This is copying, and not moving images. Which is very helpful, as moving images from one to another makes my heart race with the thought of camera malfunction during the process of moving images over. Much rather copy, confirm then delete on the primary once I know they have gone across.
With this feature, you are able to make backups, quickly, and easily without the use of a laptop or external backup solution! It’s cheap, hassle free and very reliable (in my experience).