EyeFi announced a doozie today as now their system is supported across over 50 cameras including Canon, Nikon, GoPro and (weirdly) Casio. They also announced that their EyeFi Cloud system now (read: finally) supports video upload and storage. Original-resolution photos and videos are instantly transferred from the camera to a smartphone, tablet or desktop, and then to Eyefi Cloud. Eyefi Cloud automatically analyzes, tags, organizes and displays them alongside images captured with all the photographer’s other cameras, including DLSR cameras equipped with an Eyefi Mobi WiFi SD card, smartphones, and tablets.
More on the video upload, EyeFi supports up to 50 hours per month of any resolution video (1080, 4K, 8K, whatever) as long as any individual clip isn’t longer than 15 minutes. This is a restriction EyeFi has put on the system for now, but they don’t say it’s going to be a permanent fixture. They’re mostly just testing it out. Also, after upload, EyeFi transcodes a preview at 480p to view in browser, but the original file will always be available.
- Wireless photo transfer from any digital camera or smartphone. Eyefi’s smartphone and tablet apps automatically transfer new images and videos captured using any device, including digital cameras equipped with an Eyefi Mobi card, smartphones and tablets, or the latest generation of WiFi-enabled digital cameras. With Eyefi, photographers never have to connect their cameras to their computers.
- One unified and intelligently organized photo collection. Images from every device (even photos stored on a computer) are consolidated into one collection in the cloud, organized by date and time, and always available. Advanced image analysis automatically classifies and indexes photos by location, device, lens, aperture, speed or any of 10 categories and 80 sub-categories — making it easy to find, enjoy, edit or share images, no matter where you are.
- Automatic backup to both the cloud and to any local device. The best of both worlds: combined cloud and desktop storage. Eyefi gives photographers complete control over how and where they store and archive their photos. Eyefi desktop apps can be configured to automatically archive locally (for example on network storage) any new image transferred to Eyefi Cloud from an Eyefi mobile app. Users control where their original images are stored: on the WiFi SD card in their camera, on their mobile device, in the cloud, and on their desktop — eliminating any possibility of an image being lost or damaged.
- Every photo, accessible from any device. Eyefi Cloud optimizes presentation of high-resolution images for each device, ensuring fast display and minimizing local storage requirements. Images on smartphones and tablets are stored in a local, synchronized database that can be viewed even when the device is “airplane mode.” At last, the photographer’s entire photo collection is available for viewing, curating, editing and sharing — anytime, anywhere.
- Resolution is never compromised. Eyefi transfers original-resolution photos and videos from the camera to the mobile device or desktop to the cloud keeping them safe and secure and always accessible for download at any time.
Eyefi WiFi camera connectivity is available for free to Eyefi Cloud customers. For a list of supported WiFi cameras, see Eyefi WiFi cameras. Eyefi Cloud memberships are $4.99/month for unlimited photos and up to 300 videos/month with a maximum length of 15 minutes per video. All Eyefi Mobi Pro cards include one year of Eyefi Cloud membership and are available starting at $69.99.