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sulla

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record to SD+CF, but download only once
« on: November 11, 2017, 06:45:45 AM »
Dear all!

I have a question about downloading of photos from my 5D3:

For security purposes, I recently switched to recording raw files to SD and CF simultaneously. You never know. So my photos are stored as
"_MG_4286.CR2" on the SDCard
"_MG_4286.CR2" on the CFCard

When I download the photos directly from my camera over USB to my compupter using EOS Utility 3, those photos get stored in my download folder as
"_MG_4286.CR2" and as "_MG_4286_1.CR2".

Then, LR imports both of them, because it does not recognise them as being the same photo, as they have different names.

I know, RTFM and all of that, but I could not find an option in EOS Utility to download only from one of the cards.
How can I avoid having all photos twice on my HDD?

I know, I could take out one of the cards, put in into a card reader, download then, but I usually download it from camera via USB directly: That way I cannot forget the card in my computer and I keep wear on the cards and slots minimal.
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record to SD+CF, but download only once
« on: November 11, 2017, 06:45:45 AM »

LDS

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Re: record to SD+CF, but download only once
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 08:08:30 AM »
When the EOS Utilities window open, you need to select "Select and download". In the windows that opens, you can select from which card to download the images from in the upper left corner - you can also select from which folder.

If you you "Start automatic download" I'm afraid it downloads from both cards.

Today I prefer to download using a card reader because USB3 is much faster than the 5D3 USB 2.

sulla

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Re: record to SD+CF, but download only once
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 09:17:49 AM »
Thanks LDS for this hint. Yes, indeed, this works, but it requires several additional steps, making this rather inconvenient.
I have written a small batch file that moves the duplicate files (*_1.*) to another folder that LR ignores. Requires 1 doubleclick...

I think I'll give my cardreader a chance, perhaps i'll get used to this procedure and then I don't even need to start EOS Utility any more and import straigt from CF to Lightroom.

(Comforting to know that I wasn't just too stupid to find the right option!)
5D & EF 8-15, EF 16-35 2.8 II, EF 24 1.4 II, EF 24-70 2.8 II, EF 35 1.4 II, EF 40, MP-E 65 Macro, EF 85 1.2 II, TS-E 90, EF 100 L Macro, EF 70-200 2.8 II

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Re: record to SD+CF, but download only once
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 09:17:49 AM »