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    (Original post by The Stig)
    What's the facebook and twitter buttons at the bottom of threads about? What does it post on facebook? I clicked on it by mistake but luckily exited it in time :teehee:
    They've been there for aaaaages now :p: I've never clicked them but I imagine it submits the thread as a story to your wall/status (perhaps with confirmation?). Potentially dangerous if there's no confirmation :ninja:
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    They've been there for aaaaages now :p: I've never clicked them but I imagine it submits the thread as a story to your wall/status (perhaps with confirmation?). Potentially dangerous if there's no confirmation :ninja:
    Only saw it now when I clicked on it :zomg:

    Hopefully there is a confirmation
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    Here's a serious techy question...

    What kind of wokrstation spec would one expect that produces animated computer graphics for a large scale movie production? Intel Xeon?

    We have to do an individual pitch, and come up with a spec to persuade the change to newer technology. Currently, they're using a "farm of networked PCs with Intel Pentium 3 processors on XP" :lolwut:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Here's a serious techy question...

    What kind of wokrstation spec would one expect that produces animated computer graphics for a large scale movie production? Intel Xeon?

    We have to do an individual pitch, and come up with a spec to persuade the change to newer technology. Currently, they're using a "farm of networked PCs with Intel Pentium 3 processors on XP" :lolwut:
    24GB of RAM and the like
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    24GB of RAM and the like
    What kind? DDR2/3/4? dual or tri channel?

    GPU? Crossfire? What about every other barebones PC connected to the network? (Distributed computing)
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    single/dual ati FireStreams / anything CUDA ???
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    guys, is there any form of wireless usb around?
    i.e. i want to connect my camera to my desktop wirelessly, but whatever i search for brings up wireless usb network adaptors
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    guys, is there any form of wireless usb around?
    i.e. i want to connect my camera to my desktop wirelessly, but whatever i search for brings up wireless usb network adaptors
    Not that I've ever heard of. Does your camera support Bluetooth? Otherwise I think you're out of luck.
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    (Original post by Dez)
    Not that I've ever heard of. Does your camera support Bluetooth? Otherwise I think you're out of luck.
    nope, tis a Canon 40D. 5m USB cable is good for moving around, but the trailing cable is an epic trip hazard.
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    nope, tis a Canon 40D. 5m USB cable is good for moving around, but the trailing cable is an epic trip hazard.
    eyeFi?
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    (Original post by gamer91)
    eyeFi?
    that's interesting!
    http://support.eye.fi/product-info/c...card-adapters/

    but if you follow the link:
    "UPDATE: The newest Eye-FI cards no longer work with CF adapters. Sorry about this folks!"

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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    that's interesting!
    http://support.eye.fi/product-info/c...card-adapters/

    but if you follow the link:
    "UPDATE: The newest Eye-FI cards no longer work with CF adapters. Sorry about this folks!"

    ah that's a shame, sounded like it would have otherwise done the job.
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    (Original post by gamer91)
    ah that's a shame, sounded like it would have otherwise done the job.
    basically i'm trying to do a tethered shoot with adobe lightroom.
    in the past i've used a 5m usb cable, but this is not good with drunk people and my camera ends up on the floor.

    i may try using multiple cards:
    take all the photos for a group on a card, swap cards for the next group and the card is dumped onto the computer.

    but then again, the photos won't be transferring as i'm taking them
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    basically i'm trying to do a tethered shoot with adobe lightroom.
    in the past i've used a 5m usb cable, but this is not good with drunk people and my camera ends up on the floor.

    i may try using multiple cards:
    take all the photos for a group on a card, swap cards for the next group and the card is dumped onto the computer.

    but then again, the photos won't be transferring as i'm taking them
    A netbook sounds like it would work for what you want.
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    A netbook sounds like it would work for what you want.
    netbook?!
    the issue is the cable between my camera and computer setup somewhere in the room.
    il need a decent screen size to show the pictures to the drunks, and to get the photos onto it quickly.
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    netbook?!
    the issue is the cable between my camera and computer setup somewhere in the room.
    il need a decent screen size to show the pictures to the drunks, and to get the photos onto it quickly.
    Connect your camera to a netbook, which is networked (possibly via an ad-hoc network) to your main computer. This way the cables are all contained around the netbook, the photos can be transmitted instantaneously to the main computer.
    I don't know precisely how tethered shoots 'work' though - do you set up a camera somewhere in the room and remotely take photos, or wander around with the camera?
    If a) position the netbook next to the camera. If b) stick the netbook in a backpack with the usb cord coming round to the front where you're holding your camera.
    Of course, a netbook is a bit of an investment for a relatively simple task like this...unless you already have one.
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    Connect your camera to a netbook, which is networked (possibly via an ad-hoc network) to your main computer. This way the cables are all contained around the netbook, the photos can be transmitted instantaneously to the main computer.
    I don't know precisely how tethered shoots 'work' though - do you set up a camera somewhere in the room and remotely take photos, or wander around with the camera?
    If a) position the netbook next to the camera. If b) stick the netbook in a backpack with the usb cord coming round to the front where you're holding your camera.
    Of course, a netbook is a bit of an investment for a relatively simple task like this...unless you already have one.
    by tethered shoot, i mean i take the photos with the USB connected and lightroom running on the computer. the photos are saved on both the camera and transferred and saved on the computer, and imported into lightroom.
    in the photo you can just about see my laptop on the side.

    the netbook idea would work, but is OTT.
    if only they made eye fi for CF cards
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