- CrackBerry Abuser
07-16-2012, 12:47 PM #26
- 242 Posts
- They hurt when you get stuck!
I'll try later to also load raws, and within one week I'll have the extra experience of a 4-days trip with lots of imaging, but for now and with the use depicted above, no apparent battery impact. (again, with just jpegs)
- 07-21-2012, 06:24 PM #29
Well, my eye-fi card arrived in today's mail but I'm pooped from my hike so Have not opened its box. I gather there will some setup so that it can talk with my pb? I did install the android app on my pb yesterday in anticipation...
so expect the questions to come pouring in!!!!
PS: I may be FI-ed out today. Besides my eye-fi card, My mifi device also arrived but that will require some other stuff as I don't know if I can use/test it here in the States and will be not required till next January in Europe.
Last edited by F2; 07-21-2012 at 06:52 PM.
- 07-21-2012, 10:38 PM #30
I remember Bla1ze saying at some point that it's a pretty decent possibility that USB host is likely going to be included in the OS 2.1 update that's coming out, well, who knows lol. But all the same, sooner or later it will be here. And this is something that I absolutely am crossing my fingers for!I'm addicted to Crack.........Berry
"Death to the opposition! "
- 07-22-2012, 01:06 AM #31
Well, I believe I got the wifi mode working. Just took three photos and they are now on my pb.
Have not tried direct mode where there is no wifi present - that is a direct connection between the camera (using the card) and the pb when in the middle of nowhere!
I'm not sure how fast it may do these transfers - it seemed slow but it was a quick test.
I continue on my previous post: 120 photos transmitted, jpeg only, over 4 days: no sign of battery discharge on the D5000. As this battery holds for much more photos in general, that says nothing on the actual power consumption, which may even be doubled, but indeed, on what is for me a normal day, and even four normal days, there is just no difference.
- 07-25-2012, 12:29 PM #33
What kind of transfer speed are you seeing? I don't mean exact numbers, but just an idea. The other day I took about 60 photos while hiking. When I got home I started up the Android app on my pb. It stalled out eventually but I think it had been going for 1/2 hour or more. Also, I got about 5 or 6 duplicates transferred to the pb. They had a "-1" attached so it knew it was the same filename.
Also, I got a bit lost in the Android app. I accidentally tapped on a photo and it opened some photo-viewer app but I could not get back into the Android eye-fi app. Or I was not sure how to "switch" back to it (OS2 so all android run in the one window).
Also, another question: when I was taking pictures (no pb, no wifi), the camera would flash the wifi-symbol. I gather there is no way to turn off the wifi "search" routine when away from the computer or adapter? I also got one "memory card" error message on the camera. Turned it off and back on and it was fine and all my pictures were there when I got home.
I guess I need to practice more....
Using it with a Canon S95.
But for me, comparing with say the need to connect USB to the PC, launching the image app, confirming I want to download only the new photos, and considering in addition that all these transfers (DSLR-> tablet, -> macintosh, and -> ftp server) are fully automated without me doing anything, I'm really satisfied. But yes again, I was a bit surprised by the download length when with 50 photos.
Last edited by Herve5; 07-26-2012 at 03:13 AM.
- 07-26-2012, 08:43 AM #35
Thanks for your answers. I guess I will play today and see if I can get out of the "photo viewer" once it comes up. I'm not sure if that was what led to the stall. Once it stalled, it did not finish transferring all the photos. But I'm not sure if the "photo viewer" stopped the eye-fi process or something else happened.
It is also time for me to try Direct Mode using this away from my wifi (or any wifi), so I will take a longer walk or maybe even a bike ride.
Only after that, you can take back the mem card into the DSLR and go...
On the positive side of things, you need do this only once, and afterwards it still is almost miraculous for me: I do nothing, and the images appear everywhere by themselves...
Last edited by Herve5; 07-27-2012 at 02:35 AM.
- 08-06-2012, 12:31 PM #37
I will have to try again but this past weekend I was without wifi and thought I had set up the card for Direct. But when I opened the Android app and turned on my camera, NOTHING happened. So, you have gotten the transfer to work when there was not external (home, cafe, etc) wifi around. Say a row boat in the middle of the Atlantic ()?
- CrackBerry User
08-06-2012, 01:33 PM #38
- 17 Posts
To add some words of encouragement I've got this working on my PB (card is a Sandisk-branded 4gb eye-fi x2).
It did seem to take a while to connect from my camera (just a little Sony TX5) in direct mode. I even tried putting the eye-fi card into a USB card reader and plugging the card reader into a USB charger from my iPhone. This worked perfectly, but the camera proved a little flaky. In the end I changed the wifi settings on the PB from 'dual band' to 2.4Ghz and that seemed to work. It's now very reliable.
- CrackBerry Newbie
08-07-2012, 06:28 AM #39
- 7 Posts
Goodereader provides a good android sideload system I used them to install the Eye-Fi app. It works between camera and Playbook automatically. But then I have to manually move each picture to the laptop with the Windows/R key combination. i lose the automatic date related sub folder feature of eye-fi when I do this. Older slr cameras will require an adapter to use the sd cards, work most easily with the older Classic cards.
I thought of using Ghost Commander. Installed it, but not sure how to implement Bluetooth with it. My thought was to in the field shoot with a micro-sd card in camera, transfer card to older unused cell phone and bluetooth to the Play book with GC.
Is the GC bluetooth just for BB tethering, or will it work with any other bluetooth capable device?
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-19-2013, 01:17 AM #42
- 336 Posts
USB Host/On-the-go support is partially present in the current PB OS but it's not enabled. You have to be running older versions to root and enable it, quite a pain to get it working.
It was supposed to be enabled in BB10 but it's not there either. I really hope Blackberry enables it soon... it's a great feature on Android tablets/phones and Symbian phones. I also hope they don't give some stupid excuse about "security" for disabling it.
- 02-19-2013, 09:12 AM #43
An update on MY eye-fi experience.
I had let the whole issue drop until the other day. I did tweak some stuff and finally got it working. I did not realize (even with Herve's info) that I had to establish or setup the WIFI on the pb as you would if you visited a hotel (or starbucks). You have to go into the pb's WIFI options/settings, locate the eye-fi card's wifi, connect and enter the password (UPPER case mattered). I tested with a quick 3 photos on my canon S95. So I don't know how effective it would be for a long day of shooting. For instance, I was just in Italy and took about 50 jpg's/day. I don't know how long it would take (resolution size would matter) and how it would affect the battery (charge and ultimate capacity over time). I may give that a try.