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    Wireless Auto Import

    Sony finally updated this app for both the A7 and A7R and OS 10.9. You can now wirelessly import raw images directly to your computer from any SD card in your camera. Works great and no more need to constantly yank SD cards in and out for transfer of images via a card reader.

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    Re: Wireless Auto Import

    Carl, I am sure there is a very simple secret to getting this to function, but for some reason my computer doesn't see the USB connected camera when I get to that part. Of course, it sure does see the camera when I start the setup, so there must be a bug in the install, unless I am missing something?

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    Re: Wireless Auto Import

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Jones View Post
    Carl, I am sure there is a very simple secret to getting this to function, but for some reason my computer doesn't see the USB connected camera when I get to that part. Of course, it sure does see the camera when I start the setup, so there must be a bug in the install, unless I am missing something?
    Not sure Chuck. Version 1.2? Did you do the Set procedure before making the USB connection to the camera?
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    Re: Wireless Auto Import

    Like to know how fast it takes to get to computer
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    Re: Wireless Auto Import

    It's slow. Very slow. Far faster for me to yank the card and just do it with the USB3 card reader.
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    Re: Wireless Auto Import

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Like to know how fast it takes to get to computer
    My raw files from the A7R transfer at a rate of about 10 sec each. A lot faster than my Eye-Fi card which takes almost 10 minutes per file. I set up a watched folder for auto import in LR. Jpeg transfer is of course much faster.
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    Re: Wireless Auto Import

    Can you have transfer while shooting? I've not tried that yet. If so it would be a very valuable tool.
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    Re: Wireless Auto Import

    OK just checked with my A7r. 14 seconds to import raw file once it's connected which takes a while. Still a lot slower than the 2-3 second import using usb 3 from a card. You can't have it auto export via wifi to computer while shooting which is a shame as it would be very useful, wireless tethering.
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    Re: Wireless Auto Import

    Hmm. Testing with the A7 (not A7r):

    - The only way I can get a wireless auto import going while shooting with the A7 is to use the Playmemories Mobile app on my iPad. It only transfers/saves a 1080x1610 pixel JPEG far as I can see, no raw. I can't get the camera to connect to the OS X version of Playmemories ... it won't connect through my wireless network and doesn't seem to give me any other options.

    - The RemoteCameraControl app on OS X seems to only work with USB connected camera and seems a total pain to use. I gave up messing with it. Wast of time.

    - An Eye-Fi card configured to transfer through my home wireless moves full-fez JPEG+raw from the camera to computer, and into Lightroom, in about 30-40 seconds. I can keep shooting while it's doing its thing, but that slows it down some. JPEGs alone move in 5-8 seconds. I haven't walked through the settings yet to figure out how to do the direct to iPad thing, maybe today.

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    Re: Wireless Auto Import

    For my needs I'll stick with usb3 tethered. 4 seconds for preview is acceptable with clients looking on.
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    Re: Wireless Auto Import

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    For my needs I'll stick with usb3 tethered. 4 seconds for preview is acceptable with clients looking on.
    I thought that the A7/A7r were only featuring an USB2 port ? Of course USB3 is retro compatible with USB2 so you can hook it to an USB3 port on your laptop, but the transferring rate will remain that of USB2. To my knowledge no camera is using USB3 port yet. Of course with files of 36MB it would be nice to have.

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    Re: Wireless Auto Import

    The D800 has a usb3 connection. Very useful for tethered shooting in our studio. The A7/r is USB2 however, no doubt due to the compressed raws, the tranfer rate is still very fast.
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