Canon’s cloud platform image.canon has been down since 30 June and no one knew why. But Canon has now spoken up and revealed that there has been a data loss on the platform. Some of the users’ photos and videos uploaded before 16 June have been lost, and it looks like they still haven’t been retrieved.
If you regularly collaborate online with others, particularly if you shoot video, you’ll know the hassles of transferring large amounts of data across the Internet. But it needs to be done. Many of us use services like WeTransfer, but now there’s another option. Dropbox has announced that their Dropbox Transfer file-sharing service is now out of beta.
It offers up to a 100GB file size limit, depending on the type of dropbox account you have, beating out WeTransfer’s paid “Pro” account 20GB limit by quite a wide margin. Some might thing even 20GB is a lot, but given the size of files created by cameras these days, particularly for video, it’s not really that much at all.
This is an interesting little product. Reclouder is a “personal hybrid audio recorder” that saves audio to an SD card but also automatically uploads it to the cloud. It’s a 2-channel recorder, meaning you just get left and right stereo sound, but it can take its input from 3.5mm mic sockets or through a pair of line/XLR combo sockets (one with 48v phantom power).
At the moment, it still seems to be somewhere in the development stages but is expected to go the crowdfunding route at some point for a very reduced $129. The regular retail is expected to be $199.
Remember when Google cloud storage used to be quite simple? You had one account to which you uploaded pretty much anything and then it was available everywhere? Yeah, well, not so much anymore. Starting from July 10th, Google will completely separate Google Photos from Google Drive. This means that if you currently back up your photos to one of them, they won’t be there in the other.
GoPro Plus subscription service offers additional benefits to its users. Starting from 30 January 2019, all subscribers will have unlimited cloud storage space for videos and photos, instead of the 35-hour limit they had so far.
If you are a creative going both video and photos and amassing a huge amount of data you may have considered both a dedicated storage and maybe a cloud service.
When I hooked up to B2, I already had about 2 Terabytes of data that I wanted to back up. Day to day operations should not be an issue, but getting that initial chunk of data up was something that needed consideration. I needed to get that data up there fast.
With Amazon killing off their unlimited storage, and CrashPlan ditching consumers in favour of enterprise level clients, more were bound to follow. Google is now shaking things up, announcing that they’re ending Google Drive in March 2018. The difference, however, is that Google don’t seem to be screwing their customers over in the process.
For Google Drive users, Google Backup and Sync will be the replacement. For commercial G Suite customers, Drive File Stream is the new main system. But as of this moment, Google Drive for Mac & PC is officially deprecated. Support will end on December 11th, 2017, and it will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018.
I love the irony of their tagline. “Protect yourself from the inevitable”, which in this case is the closing down of their “for Home” service. This was a service for consumers, hobbyist photographers and the like to store their data online in the cloud. This way, when the inevitable happens, and they lose it locally, they still have a copy safe and sound floating around the Internet.
Now, users will have to find a new home for their data. Starting yesterday, CrashPlan are no longer renewing or accepting new subscriptions for their “for Home” service. They are honouring current subscriptions, but when they’re over, your data’s gone. So, you’ll want to find a new service and back up to there as quickly as you can.
Last year, Adobe announced a new photo editor called Nimbus, which is basically like Lightroom but stored on a cloud. The beta version was planned for this year, but Adobe accidentally leaked it to their creative cloud users before the actual release. The guys from French website MacG downloaded it and shared some details of the new Adobe app that’s yet to be announced.