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Tethered shooting auto upload to editor help
John Todd, Photographer
Palo Alto | CA | usa | Posted: 1:25 PM on 04.10.14
->> Hello Photo Techies,

Looking for some help to do the following:

1) Shoot tethered mac on field

2) Images upload via field internet to editor workstation located in press box or uploaded to editor in another city.

Wanted to see what people are doing now, and or, a new workflow.

Thanks for the help in advance.

-John
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Justin Edmonds, Photographer, Assistant
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 2:19 PM on 04.10.14
->> You can tether into Lightroom via USB and have the photos direct to a Dropbox folder. That's about as simple a workflow you can set up.

There are a few other straightforward options but we need more information.

What cameras are you using?
Do you have to tether with a cable? USB or ethernet?
Do you have a wireless option (WFT or EyeFi card)?
Are you sending RAW or jpeg?
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John Todd, Photographer
Palo Alto | CA | usa | Posted: 9:06 PM on 04.10.14
->> Thanks Justin,

Using d4's tethered with a cable, USB,

ethernet drop or cam ranger wireless.

I'd shoot Raw and Jpeg and would just send JPEG if possible. Raw preferred but, could be too much data.

Does Lightroom have an auto dropbox function?
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Sean Ryan, Photographer
Southampton | United Kingdom | United Kingdom | Posted: 3:46 AM on 04.11.14
->> Look at Photo Mechanic ‘live ingest’. You can configure it to ingest onto your Mac and onto a secondary destinatio, your Editor or dropbox.
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George Bridges, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 4:23 PM on 04.11.14
->> If your field connection is on the same network as the pressbox or has direct Internet access, you can easily plug into the ethernet port on the D4 and ftp directly into the editor's computer or your company ftp site. Camera to editor, no other computer needed.
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Justin Edmonds, Photographer, Assistant
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 6:58 PM on 04.11.14
->> George is spot on there. I shoot Canon 1DX's and have done the same thing. That is probably the best option.

Your main issue is going to be the fact that at least with USB, you can't shoot to both the card and the computer. On the Nikon system, when you're tethered via USB in Lightroom, your camera won't keep the images on the CF card. I'm not positive but I think when you use a ethernet cable, it does keep the images on the CF card.

If you do choose to use lightroom in another scenario, I advise using Sean's suggestion and also using Photo Mechanic's live ingest. As he points out, you can have it send the images to multiple destinations. That way you have a copy on your machine (since the images are not being written to the CF card) and it sends a copy to the editor's dropbox folder.
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John Todd, Photographer
Palo Alto | CA | usa | Posted: 1:01 AM on 04.12.14
->> Great stuff, thanks guys.

The dropbox and watch folder is a great solution.

One question for George or Justin, how do you ftp direct into the editors computer?
I understand FTP to server, but how to you create that destination into the editors computer in the press box?

Thanks
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George Bridges, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | USA | Posted: 12:11 PM on 04.14.14
->> John,

It's easy. On a Mac you turn on FTP sharing (in older OS it is a simple check box under the Sharing prefs, on newer OS you have to type in command line or find an FTP server program. There is a small program that turns it off and on that I've seen, but couldn't find it last time I looked in app store). On Windows you need to download FTP software that allows your computer to receive. Several out there.

Then all you need to so is set a folder and look at the computer's IP address on the network. This will be the FTP server you put in to the camera's routing settings. Then you put in the computer's username and password and the target folder.

To find the computer IP address on a Mac look at the Network prefs and it will tell you the ip address. For Windows go to the Menu and the Run box. Type CMD and you get the command line box. Then you type ipconfig and hit return. It will show all of your IP settings. There is probably an easier way on Windows but that's how I do it on Server OS.

On Mac it is best to put a folder on the root level of the User. It is easier to put in the path. So you're path would simply be something like "incoming" or "photos in". If you put the folder elsewhere then you have to direct around like Desktop/Incoming. Makes entering on the camera a bit more tedious.

I like to use PhotoMechanic's LiveIngest feature to watch the incoming folder and then process the images adding IPTC data and then having the editor watch the folder that PM sends them to processed.
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