can i use a digital camera as a cf reader?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by letterbox, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. letterbox macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    #1
    can i use a digital camera as a cf reader? i want to get the .wav files off of this cf card of my band.

    or do i need to get a cf reader? if so, i'll just wait 'til they guy who is recording mixes it down, i just wanted to mess w/it.
     
  2. jacobj macrumors 65816

    jacobj

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2003
    Location:
    Jersey
    #2
    When you plug your camera in to OSX is should recognise it as a sotrage devive that you can access through the finder in the way you would a cd or an extranal hard drive
     
  3. letterbox thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    #3
    hmm..it doesnt' do this

    i have a canon a80, and i can pull photos off it thru iphoto just fine and access it via image capture, but it's not mounted or anything as a storage device.
     
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2003
    #4
    i've never seen the actual camera mount. if image capture can't see it, then it may not be accessible. (i do know that under XP, some cameras do mount...)

    one thing you can try is use the Terminal and see if the camera is mounted as a hidden drive... open Terminal and type "ls -a /Volume"

    otherwise, CF readers work well. i have one and since then, i haven't bothered using the USB cable to connect the camera at all...
     
  5. krimson macrumors 65816

    krimson

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2003
    Location:
    Democratic People's Republic of Kalifornia
    #6
    depends on the camera.

    my nikon mounts (i never use iPhoto) the card on the desktop, so i can open it like a drive.
     
  6. AssassinOfGates macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    A cardboard box.
    #7
    My HP Photosmart 435 will mount either as a normal camera or a storage device, it's all in the setup menu. About the only good feature on the camera I'm afraid.
     
  7. jacobj macrumors 65816

    jacobj

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2003
    Location:
    Jersey
    #8
    Because I'm a nice bloke, I looked at the Canon website for you and found that you are pretty much screwed.

    Canon used to support USB mounting for Mac, but don't now because "USB Mounter is not compatible with Mac OS X in Native or Classic Mode and will not be updated due to Mac OS X's Image Capture drivers and PTP Mode support that include most of the same functions".

    In other words, Canon think that it's not worth the effort. What a nice bunch!

    Go here for details: http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/co...ct&keycode=macdr&fcategoryid=221&modelid=9449
     

Share This Page