MikeV wrote:Endless memory mode requires that the card be power-cycled on a regular basis. The actual deletion process occurs over several power on-power off cycles, as a regular consumer would be doing when taking pictures.
Endless Memory does NOT function if the card is powered on all the time.
See this thread regarding someone else's issue doing similar time-lapse photos, with posts from Eye-Fi about how Endless Memory functions.
kleptophobiac wrote:Given that the time between exposures is only 10 seconds and that I am running for ~36 hour intervals, I don't think I'll be able to pull off a 3x45 second power cycle several times during the course of a session.
I got the card specifically for timelapse applications, and I feel like the hardware is probably capable of doing exactly what I want. Overall the product feels like it's this close to being exactly what I was hoping for. It's an amazing feat of hardware engineering, but I feel like a lot of the more prosumer/geek-friendly software features are missing. In particular, direct FTP and true endless memory modes would be exceedingly useful and don't seem unattainable.
I read the posts explaining away why they aren't implemented, but I must admit to feeling unimpressed after reading them. The reasoning sounds like it's coming from a stubbornly principled defeatist.
Maybe you can't do SSL and passive FTP. Maybe on-the-fly deletion doesn't work with all cameras. But that's no reason to give up on them, just make sure that the limitations are made explicit.
Some functionality is better than no functionality.
While I suspect EyeFi will never do this, offering an SDK to allow people to make their own firmware for the cards would open them up to a lot of really interesting uses beyond casual photography.
Incidentally, does the Eye-Fi card directly interface to the onboard flash and act as an intermediary between the camera and the memory, or does it multiplex the SD interface the camera and the onboard microcomputer? The packaging is so tight that I often feel an uncontrollable curiosity pushing me to xray the card or tear it apart just to check it out. Luckily it usually happens late at night when I'm too tired to break my new toy.
mazingaZ wrote:Indeed I prefer so far the way it worked before the last update. The it was sufficient one power cycle to delete all the uploaded pictures.
Please consider the option to allow to delete images without to turn the camera off and on at all!!!
It has been considered many times before from the inception of the endless memory feature and I can tell you unequivocally that it will never happen. Digital cameras are not designed to work with media storage cards that spontaneously change their contents.
Denis_L wrote:And moreover, if this will take some time, then won't it be the same as real-time deletion, since the camera will be already working and managing its files, when the deletion will happen? If no, then what is the difference?
Denis_L wrote:Sounds good, but what we see is that our file system database crashes and camera freezes, when EyeFi performs this deletion in Endless mode.
Looks like we anyway need to handle this on camera side to avoid problems. Just one more small question - Is the information on how to properly handle it in camera is also unavailable until your patents become public?
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