Tip: Photography and Aperture 2… on the Road in Bali, the setup in our Hotel room after the shoot making sure everything is save
© Gunther Deichmann - Happy faces at the
Denpasar Market, Bali Indonesia
I thought I better get another Blog post out today, who knows if I have a connection in the next few days since we are moving Camp and to get these recent Blogs out took some 3 hours already. For those of you who have not seen it before I have included the image below…
A very simple but super effective setup with two Lacie 160 Gig Hard drives, daisy-chained, thanks to their triple interface. (One USB, One Fire Wire 400 and one Fire Wire 800. Use only the fire wire for this setup, Daisy-chain the 400 and use the 800 for your Card Reader.)
A fast 800 Fire Wire San Disk Card reader and a few blank DVD’s and CD’s just in case.
I named the Lacie Drive A and Drive B. On Drive A I store all my reference Images and keep my MacBook Pro Drive nice and clean, and Drive B is purely for backing up Drive A. By the way the Room Menu usually comes in very handy as a Mouse Pad.
The setup - Photo by Hermes Singson
You can use a variety of software’s for your back ups, I have been using in the past the SilverKeeper which comes with the Lacie Drives when you buy them, but I have switched recently to Personal Backup X4 from Intego, a very simple and reliable software.
Back home I transfer all my Projects to my Mac Pro including all my adjustments and Metadata.
This set up has saved me so much time over and over again, I can do some editing in Aperture right from the Hotel room and once back home a lot of my work is done already.
A word of caution the Lacie Drive uses the power from the MacBook Pro so you better make sure your Machine is fully charged and I advise that you carry a spare battery.
My Battery is fairly old now and I can only keep the charge for about one hour, previous test have shown me that on a new fully charged Battery you can work for about two hours plus.
GD from Bali
PS. I prepare more images from Bali on my MobileMe Web Gallery once I am back Home where I have a faster connection.