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    Netbook Preview System

    Hey Guys,

    I've had my eye on this for a while and really wanted to do proper testing. But the office is going to be pretty busy later this month so it looks like I won't have a chance.

    So instead I thought I might pass on what I know and see if anyone wants to give it a go.

    The question at hand is how practical is a mini-netbook for shooting semi-tethered out in the field. By semi-tethered I mean being able to check focus and other basic functions so you know you got the shot on particularly challenging or important shots.

    The solution could be a netbook with Capture One, a firewire card for the expansion slot (obviously you have to buy a netbook with a expansion slot) and a firewire cable. What I'm imagining is even soldering a clamp to the side of the netbook so it could attach to the tripod leg.

    Cheap Windows Laptop
    Capture One Running in Digital Back Only mode (free)
    Support Document for Which Firewire Cards have been tested
    Adding more ram Instructions.
    Adding More Ram Purchase Link

    Anyway... it's an incomplete project, but thought it might be interesting to post anyway.

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    Re: Netbook Preview System

    No real hard drive to speak of Doug. My wife has a little Dell netbook with 16gb hard drive. Lets see that is maybe 10 files. LOL
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    Re: Netbook Preview System

    Expectations would have to be very limited.

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    Re: Netbook Preview System

    Alternatively a GPL version of Phase firmware so we could hack live view on the back?
    No clamps required...
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