CANON D20 and AVERATEC laptop WITH winXP: file transfer lockup.

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Ken Ellis, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. Ken Ellis

    Ken Ellis Guest

    Thought i'd ask here before searching around on my own....

    Used the canon with a 1gig cf. When i go to move the pics (via usb
    cable) to the laptop; and using the EOS utility viewer...it chokes
    completely. When i just use the window file system..the results are
    really erratic. Anyone have similar results/problems? Camera drivers?
    USB vers? Dunnoh.

    Also, i've noticed the canon 20d seems to accumulate folders. I don't
    know why it creates new ones? I wonder if the CF card size is
    relevant? Seems the only way to get rid of the folders is to "format
    ïn the menu.

    cheers


    Ken
     
    Ken Ellis, Feb 8, 2005
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    Larry Guest

    Xp needs no drivers for that camera. If you (or the software) have installed
    drivers, they may be the problem.

    Also, I believe the D20 (I dont have one handy to check) has more than one
    mode for the USB in the setup.. perhaps a different mode?
     
    Larry, Feb 8, 2005
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  3. Ken:

    There is little need for directly connecting the Canon to the PC.

    I suggest a SanDisk USB v2.0 Memory Card Reader. I use the SanDisk 6 -in- 1.

    --
    Dave




    | Thought i'd ask here before searching around on my own....
    |
    | Used the canon with a 1gig cf. When i go to move the pics (via usb
    | cable) to the laptop; and using the EOS utility viewer...it chokes
    | completely. When i just use the window file system..the results are
    | really erratic. Anyone have similar results/problems? Camera drivers?
    | USB vers? Dunnoh.
    |
    | Also, i've noticed the canon 20d seems to accumulate folders. I don't
    | know why it creates new ones? I wonder if the CF card size is
    | relevant? Seems the only way to get rid of the folders is to "format
    | ïn the menu.
    |
    | cheers
    |
    |
    | Ken
     
    David H. Lipman, Feb 8, 2005
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    Beetlegeiss Guest

    Beetlegeiss, Feb 8, 2005
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    paul Guest


    The problem with those (or at least mine) is that it uses a different
    kind of port & virtually shuts down the laptop while transfering, though
    it is quite fast in moving them the cost in performance is astounding.
     
    paul, Feb 8, 2005
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    Scott W Guest

    I also have found that with the 20D a card reader is a must. The
    firmware in the camera is pretty brain dead and I have not been able to
    get raw files to show up with connecting directly to the camera and
    using Windows XP's file browser. Get a card reader that uses USB 2
    and you will love it.

    As for the directories that the 20D seems to love to make I simply
    format the card from time to time, it is quick and easy.
     
    Scott W, Feb 8, 2005
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  7. Ken Ellis

    Ken Ellis Guest

    Thanks for the input..i'll reinvestigated that. I don't raise an
    error, ....hmph.

    Ken
     
    Ken Ellis, Feb 9, 2005
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  8. Ken Ellis

    Ken Ellis Guest

    My need is great; i don't have one...thanks though for the suggestion.

    cheers Dave

    Ken
     
    Ken Ellis, Feb 9, 2005
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  9. Ken Ellis

    Ken Ellis Guest

    Yeah..Dave suggested a reader too. That may be the most parsimonious
    fix.

    Ken
     
    Ken Ellis, Feb 9, 2005
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  10. Ken Ellis

    Ken Ellis Guest

    That's interesting. I have a win98se pc that has no problems..though
    the file system isn't inter-operable...but it doesn't choke. It does
    "feel" like a resource thing though ( i know that sounds dumb..lol).
    thanks

    Ken
     
    Ken Ellis, Feb 9, 2005
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  11. Ken Ellis

    Ken Ellis Guest

    YEAH! I forgot about that. Same with me(raw). Gonna have to bite for
    the
    card reader i suppose. Thanks

    Ken
     
    Ken Ellis, Feb 9, 2005
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    Fyimo Guest

    Card Readers with USB 2.0 are fast and cheap. Once you use one you will
    never go back. It's even way better on my laptop which is USB 1.0.

    Art
     
    Fyimo, Feb 9, 2005
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  13. Ken Ellis

    Ken Ellis Guest

    Cool, thanks Art

    Ken
     
    Ken Ellis, Feb 10, 2005
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  14. Ken Ellis

    Ken Ellis Guest

    On 8 Feb 2005 12:16:09 -0800, "Beetlegeiss" <>
    wrote:


    Sounds like the ticket, thanks for the advice

    Ken
     
    Ken Ellis, Feb 10, 2005
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