NEXTO DI NCB-20 Card Batcher – Simple Backup of All Your Media

May 4th, 2017

During NAB 2017 in Las Vegas, Korean company Nexto DI introduced their new NEXTO DI NCB-20 Card Batcher – a nice and fast solution for backing up multiple memory cards without the need to use a computer. This is an ideal solution for anyone filming in multi-camera situations like events, reality shows or even live performances. 

NEXTO DI NCB-20 Card Batcher card batcher. Image: Graham Sheldon

NEXTO DI NCB-20 Card Batcher

The NEXTO DI NCB-20 Card Batcher allows you to copy up to eight memory cards at once to either one or two external drives connected via USB 3.0, all without the need for a computer. It has a single-button operation design, and a simple 2,4″ LCD display to monitor the copying process.

In terms of power, the device includes a regular AC 6-25V 2A adapter, although it is also possible to power it through a USB power bank like the one you probably already use with your mobile phone. Last but not least, a V-Mount plate will be an optional accessory which, in addition to its dimensions of 156 x 80 x 34 (mm) / 6.1 x 3.1 x 1.3 (inches) and a weight of only 200g (0.4lbs), makes the unit quite portable overall.

The video below demonstrates the whole copying process from multiple cards to a single HDD .

Functionality

The device is capable of carrying out automatic labelling, a feature that will sort the files on the HDD according to slots and create organized folders. It is also possible to assign a camera to a certain card slot on the device, which will copy all the files into a folder according to shooting date, slot number and a text field, such as the camera operator’s name, for example.

The NEXTO DI NCB-20 Card Batcher comes in 7 different versions depending on the type of supported memory cards:

  • NCB-20-001 offers 8 slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MicroSD (UHS1) cards
  • NCB-20-002 offers 4 slots for CFast cards
  • NCB-20-003 offers 4 slots for XQD cards
  • NCB-20-004 offers 4 slots for SXS cards
  • NCB-20-005 offers 4 slots for P2 cards
  • NCB-20-006 offers 4 slots for Express P2
  • NCB-20-007 offers 3 slots for RED MINIMAG cards

There will also be an optional purchase that will allow you to preview various types of video files.

The NEXTO DI NCB-20 Card Batcher should be available from July 2017, with prices that will vary according to cards options. The SD/micro SD version will be the most affordable at $500, the CFast and XQD card versions will go for $800, while the SXS and P2 version will retail for $1500.

Do you personally find such a device useful? Have you ever been in a situation where it would have been of great help? Let us know in the comments below.

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Moutaseem Martini
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May 5th, 2017

هاد الجهاز سعة 100 تيرا بيحفظ كروت الكاميرا فوراا

 Tristan Chaika
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May 5th, 2017

This is almost the product I’ve been waiting for. But the rest of my wish list would be:

1) Auto verify backed up files (via md5 checksums or something) (maybe it does this??)
2) This is definitely more portable than a laptop + external drives, but I’d like to be able to insert SSD drives instead of connecting external drives via USB – The biggest problem I have with laptops is trying to move from the DIT cart, or conference table, or whatever, and then sitting in the back seat of a van while backing up and trying to make sure the USB cables don’t get knocked or unplugged.
3) Would like to backup to 2 drives at once for double system backups
4) Would like to be able to back up different types of media. At the very least SD cards PLUS a specialty card like XQD, SxS, CFast, or whatever. This would be ideal for our setup which is a Sony FS7 and Sony A series mirrorless cameras as B & C cams.

 Jones Paul
Jones Paul
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May 5th, 2017

Why not CF cards? This looks like a solution for photographers, but most photographers use CF cards…

Ammar Istanboly
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May 5th, 2017

في منو على هاردات؟؟

Steve Kampff
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May 4th, 2017

People saying a laptop is just as good, and there’s some truth to that. But when it’s the end of a long shoot day, nothing beats being get everything backed up on the drive home. It’s also plenty fast, especially with XQD cards that can have aaall sorts of driver issues if you’re not using your own laptop.

 Jean-Yves Durocher
Jean-Yves Durocher
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May 4th, 2017

Way too expensive.
Any cheap laptop is better than this with an adapter or two
Sorry, @ 3 with a choice of 3 card type, I would buy one

 Jean-Yves Durocher
Jean-Yves Durocher
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May 4th, 2017

300USD

Naveed Manakkodan
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May 4th, 2017

Item to mast hai! Release hoga Kya idhar?

Taylor Garvin
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May 4th, 2017

This would be perfect if I didn’t own a laptop.

Zack Mathers
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May 4th, 2017
Reply to  Taylor Garvin

This. This right here.

Finn Jäger
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May 4th, 2017

I first thought: Awesome, Finally a more reliable and smaller way of offloading cards BUT I would have liked to see some modularity and more backup Targets, When shooting with Red and Alexa at the same time I would need 2 different devices.

I want this just with a bunch of USB ports. I also always offload to 3 Targets (1 for me as safety 2 for the client) . I also offload cards using thunderbolt networking to another computer for creating Dailies. I really only see the use for this setup with VR shoots where you sometimes need to wrangle 8 gopros or more, thats what I guess this is targeted at

Jason Queue
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May 4th, 2017

Dave Katague

Dave Katague
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May 4th, 2017
Reply to  Jason Queue

What is bakup

Jason Queue
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May 4th, 2017
Reply to  Jason Queue

After you drop the sd card into a sewage puddle and you step on it then you pick it back up

Dave Katague
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May 4th, 2017
Reply to  Jason Queue

Hahaha oh I thought it’s when you put the SD sandwiched inbetween two phones and drop it whilst on a phone call to each other into a perpetual cyclonic pit of neodymium magnet sand. And then pick it bakup.

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