Hello all, I need some help with a problem with Shooting RAW and JPEG . I have shot RAW Slot 1 JPEG slot 2 a few times before without any problems. Last night as I was doing a firework shoot I decided to use this option again to have a go at processing the firework images myself. I used the following settings 1. Role played by card in slot 2 - RAW Slot 1 JPEG slot 2 2. Image Quality - RAW + JPEG Fine 3. NEF Recoring - Type ON Loseless Compressed NEF bit depth 14 bit.
Fired a test shot in my lounge and confirmed there was a RAW file on card 1 and JPEG on card 2. Went and did the firework shoot. Didn't have time to look at them when I got back. Today did some photo's with the children before they went to bed and now have downloaded both cards and I am somewhat miffed by the files on the Card from slot 1. The initial test shot was NEF then all the firework images from last night were JPEG. Tonight the photos with the children were as follows, the first 12 were NEF then 1 JPEG the 1 NEF then 22 JPEG then 1 JPEG and 1 NEF with the same File number of DSC_1789. This seems very strange as no settings were altered on the camera at all since setting it up last night. All photos on Slot 2 were JPEG and all present and correct. Any help with this would be much appreciated.
Have you applied the latest "firmware" update? The initial firmware had a problem when writing to the SD cards. Sorry, but I can't remember the specific card writing issue, but it is explained at the Nikon firmware download webpage. Link is below.
Added: There are many "fixes" to the firmware, but the two I've listed below may fix your issue.
Modifications enabled with B firmware Ver. 1.03 ... •An error where the card may not have been recognized when some memory cards were used has been addressed.
•The setting for Role played by card in Slot 2 may change between Overflow, Backup, and RAW Slot 1- JPEG Slot 2.
Any chance that you accidentally had the mode dial bumped, and were maybe between modes (U1, U2, A, S, M) or on the wrong mode when this happened? I've had similar weird things happen, and then realize that I had bumped that dial and was actually in between modes.
The D7000 decides what goes where and on what card. It anticipates what is coming and where its going to put it. Your RAW files in "slot 1" is only a preference. If the camera thinks its going to need more room and your card in SLOT 1 is not big enought it will put it in slot 2. I found 2 things. 1. stop using 2 different size cards and or 2. buy bigger cards. I NEVER have this problem because I do not leave my photos on my cards and I re-format everytime I unload them. Also just because it worked for you one time it shouldn't be such a shock if it doesnt work again. RAW files are never the same size from one photo shoot to the next.