Some helpful hints to from Photographers who have gone before you...
The ELEMENTICE™ Platform is built for Walker to be used in almost any photography situation. For more info on different Workflows you can use Walker in, have a look at "Workflows", but for now, here are a few helpful hints from Photographers who have been there before you...
Pro tip: Low 3G/4G reception/bandwidth
If you are in a location where there is insufficient cellular reception to upload images, the sync number will keep growing as you take photos. This is OK. You can keep photographing as normal, and the images will upload as soon as you have a decent connection for data. For example, you can leave your Walker powered on, sitting on your passenger seat as you drive home from the job and the images will probably be uploaded by the time you get home.
Pro tip: Deleting images from your camera while using Walker
Please be aware, if you delete an image from your camera, it may have already been uploaded to the Console (ELEMENTICE™ tech is pretty fast!) so maybe don't even bother. You should assume that any image you take while the Walker is attached, has been uploaded. They can be deleted from the Console (in Admin mode) any time after upload, but you might not have time to do that during an event/shoot. Instead try using a Dump Card...
Pro tip: Dump Card
When we use a Walker, we keep a Gallery Card for ourselves, which we call the "Dump Card". Every image that we take has to go somewhere, so we use this Gallery Card as a place to put all the test images, dud sessions, and sessions we just don't want other people to see (maybe somebody made an unacceptable gesture in a photo so you need to dump those images and start a fresh session). If you must delete images after the event, it is easier to find them if you scanned them to dump card because you can lookup the Dump Card's code in the Console.
Pro tip: Powering off procedures
Before powering off, we recommend that you check that ‘Sync’ (displayed on the Reader screen) is showing a tick. If there is still a number in the under ‘Sync’, it means that the Walker is still trying to upload images. If possible, move to a location with good 3G/4G cellular reception (or use wifi) and let that number reduce to zero/become a tick. If you power off the Walker while it is still trying to upload, any images still waiting to sync will be waiting to upload when you power the Walker back on.
*If you were using Scan First mode + Sync on Scan together, make sure you scan one last ID, to trigger the transfer of images from the camera to the Walker (and then let them Sync).
Pro tip: RAW + JPEG
Many of us photographers are used to shooting RAW, but the upload costs for files that size would be too much. Don't worry, if you shoot Nikon or Canon you can configure your Camera to save RAW + JPEG and ELEMENTICE™ will only pay attention to the JPEG images - saving you money while letting you deliver images in real-time.