I have been looking for a compact mass storage device compatible with and able to display and store my Phase One P45 files while traveling. At the PMA show in Orlando Florida earlier this year I tried some P45 files on two well known portable storage disk devices. These devices stored the files but were not able to display the embedded jpegs or the RAW files. More recent inquiries were largely ignored.
Another vendor I investigated, Digital Foci, offers their “Picture Porter Elite”. Upon my initial inquiry as to whether their offering would support the P45 files, they offered to have me upload a P45 file to their server which they then put on a CF Card and loaded this to the Picture Porter Elite. I was advised that the Elite displayed the jpeg, the histogram, and EXIF data and stored the file. They then uploaded the stored file from the Elite to their server and asked me to download it to my PC to insure file integrity. I downloaded the file and found no differences. All this was accomplished overnight!
I was told a unit could be shipped two days prior to initial delivery of this new product in order to meet my travel requirements. Great service and immediate follow through. I placed the order.
The Picture Porter Elite arrived two days before my departure. I must say that the product is an elegant compact unit (3”X5”X1”), well packaged and includes some of the best documentation I have seen. It was easy to learn and I had it operating in minutes. Models include 40GB and 80GB versions and a 100GB version available on special request.
I highly recommend the Picture Porter Elite and, if you are using the Phase One P45, it is a must.
Additional functions include FM broadcast reception, audio and video playback, direct picture printing and others.
Digital Foci Picture Porter Elite can be seen at www.digitalfoci.com