Photgraphy/mac-networking question...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Obsidian6, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

    Obsidian6

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    So I have a new client now, a dance studio, they have asked me to do their competition team & recital pictures for next year. after observing how the people who shot this year, they had a very neat setup that i will definitely need to offer them.

    they had 5 PCs dasiy-chained over ethernet, these PCs were also connected to a laptop in both shooting rooms. the photographers were shooting tethered ( which i do regularly, but not like this ). as they were shooting, the images were transferring to all 5 computers out in the lobby, and the parents were able to select which images they liked and wanted right there on the spot.

    My plan was to buy 4 or 5 iBooks ( or w/e mac ) and network them in a similar manner. they don't have to be top of the line laptops or anything, but enough to handle hi-rez image viewing at a decent pace.

    is there a program that can transfer images directly from the shooting source across that network?

    they were using a program called PC PRO ( vague title huh? lol )


    also, would ebay be my best bet to acquire said iBooks or whatever mac will work best? ( as much as i would love to buy 4 or 5 macbooks, its just not practical for me at this moment. after the job, sure thing ;) but not before )
     
  2. Obsidian6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Obsidian6

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    id really like to know if this is possible guys,

    im gonna go ask around at the apple store this evening to see if i can get any answers.
     
  3. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    If you can get something to pull the images as you shoot and put them on the first PC, iPhoto and/or a few [shell/Apple]scripts should be able to push it out across the LAN.
     
  4. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    the program PC Pro (and PC Event) is made by imageware systems. iwsinc.com

    From a quick look, I suspect there was some other networking going on there.

    But doesn't iphoto sharing on a LAN pretty much give you what you need?
     

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