Canon has a image verification kit that works all their more advanced camera starting from the 20D model and upwards. Then new EOS 1D Marks III allows separate validation of metadata and image content. To use this feature you must activate this feature in the camera prior to shooting (there was a discussion regarding it’s impact on shooting speed). To validate you need to keep an un-modified original image file. Then it’s possible to validate that this file has not been edited or tampered with.
Canon has a wireless transmitter that makes it possible for the photographers to send image files direct to the image desk. The most common use is that the photographer only send low resolution images (JPEG S) during the event. After the event the Photographer gets a list of which images he/she should prepare as high-res images. The Canon EOS Utility can handle parallel remote reception of images from several cameras.
It was really great to see Canon, Nikon and Hasselblad attending this conference. This shows that they are serious on this matter. Nikon did not speak at the conference – the responded to late to the invitation. Nikon has features similar to those described above.
Notes from the first Photo Metadata Conference. This conference was held in Florence, Italy june 7, 2007. It was organized by Cepic, IPTC and IFRA. These are my private notes published to give you some idea of what was discussed. I will later write some articles from the conference and publish those on BLF.se and DigitalFotografen.se, but probably only in Swedish. If there are any demand I might make a short translated version in English. You can find presentations and more information at phmdc.org and cepic.org .