- Aug 22, 2012
Numbered 1 - n with a permanent marker and used round robin to avoid writing over anything before I have a backup.
@pondballThis is probably a stupid question... but I've been through the manual and can't put my finger on where to set my Em1.2 so that the Raw files go to the faster slot 1 and the Jpg go to the slower slot 2. Help gratefully accepted!
I got to where it identifies the slots but it doesn't have an option for RAW, JPG or Video for those slots. I know I've seen it somewhere before but as this is the first time shooting Raw + Jpg and also first time using the 2nd card slot I obviously didn't remember where that options could be set.
You can also do it via the Super Control Panel.@pondball
I don't think that anyone answered your question. If they did, then disregard this, but if not, here's how you do it.
In Menu, go to "Shooting Menu 1"
Pick the third option which is the icon of a camera followed by a sideways umbrella and choose that one.
You can figure out the rest. I chose RAW for slot 1 and LSF (Large Super Fine) for slot 2
Yup... that’s basically what I’m doing on the em1.2... Raw in slot 1, jpg in 2... and the WD wireless passport to copy the SD cards to every night. By shooting the jpg in the other slot I have instant (Oi.share) access to the photos I want to send this the kids and family back home... without any editing.. . They get my unedited, brilliant OOC shotsMy LR import preset includes the camera name and yearmonthday preceding the file number so I’ll never have duplicate file names.
I just got back from a two week trip with my EM1 MKII - I used one slot for RAW and one JPEG (if I’d had only one card slot I’d have shot RAW + JPEG). The RAW slot has a little green sticker dot and JPEG red. My SD cards were half red half green with numbers on the dot. I don’t edit much while traveling but (as I’m 8+ years into a 365 thing) I post at least one shot a day - from the JPEG card. I changed cards about every three days - just in case of an issue.
I also got the WD wireless external drive with the SD card integrated. Every night I copied from the card to the drive - actually I just turned it on and inserted the card. This was so much easier than what I’d done in the past. I would highly recommend this drive.
The hardest part was the time it took to upload the RAW files when I got home.
Thanks, I found the new folder option on the EM1-mk2.To create a new folder on SD card with Olympus:
MENU/<gear>/H1/Card Slot Settings/Assign Save Folder/Assign/(Existing or New Folder)/OK
In the same menu item, select Reset for file name to start at 0001. This assumes an empty card.
I don’t pay any attention to the labels if I’m out shooting for a day, or even a weekend, where I’m unlikely to come close to filling my 64G cards (that would be almost 4,000 20MP .orf files). While traveling on vacation fo several weeks I find it more important to keep track of the used and unused cards. That’s where external card labels and techniques like flipping the cards over in a storage case after use come into play. I never erase the cards until I’m home and they’re safe on my computer and all backed up.
On a more serious note, i just rename everything in YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS-UUID.raw format. The camera model, if it matters can be placed in the parent directory name. And if not needed can be pulled from the file metadata.
em1.2 with raw+jpg on slot1 (fast card), and video onto slot2 (fast enough card).
End of the day, pull the images off and store on computer, format card in camera, ready for the next day. Backup/sync computer files on a regular basis (depends on shooting habits).
I have a spare SD card in my bag, if something corrupts the active card. No need to label them, if it's not in the camera it's a spare. Carrying around a lot of cards is just making your life complex most of the time. If you are in a situation where you can't download to a bigger storage unit fast enough, then just number the cards (which is what I did years ago when cards were vastly more expensive in the larger sizes).