I need to buy a laptop for shooting tethered with my Aptus II-8. We have been having significant problems with our -8 with a PC, Leaf showed me an obscure article on the P1 knowledge base with a (tiny) list of recommended Firewire cards and I now have one on the way.
I cannot however allow this kind of thing to happen with a laptop. I need to be able to rely on the tethering. I do have the Leaf powered firewire repeater thingy. Using Capture One.
Should I forget PC and invest in a Macbook Pro (eventhough it lacks the USB3 that we would want for tethered shooting of our D800e that we're about to buy)? According to the Leaf representative, Leaf does not officially recommended hardware for laptop tethering. In other words I'm pretty much on my own.
However after losing a week plus of work to the PC tethering problem and with the laptop being used for very expensive and mostly unrepeatable international location shooting, I cannot afford to spend that kind of money on a 'should work but we won't garuantee it' type of solution. I need reliability.
Can you people steer me in the direction of a solution I can rely on in the field from your own experiences? Is there a express card that works with a PC laptop and tethering an Aptus? Should I forget PC and go Mac? Are there any problems with tethering to a mac? Will Media Pro work properly on a mac?