Videomaker Magazine's Guide to Video Storage

Storage-BG-OPENIt's a good primer for those getting started in video editing, who realize the need for specialized storage for optimal workflow. Videoguys recommends G-Tech external storage solutions for video editing.
Videomaker by Odin Lindblom When looking at buying media storage, there are about as many options as there are different cameras on the market: external hard drives, SSDs, RAID arrays, NAS boxes — the list goes on and on. Like cameras, though, it's all about finding what's best for the projects you work on. Bigger and more expensive isn't always better for what you need in storage; in fact, it might even make your work harder, but with a little care, you can find storage that works for you. It's not just a drive, it's part of a system. You'll want to look at your workflow, specifically everywhere your files will go, to ensure that you have the storage you need to get the footage from image creation to production through post-production to distribution and then archiving. By looking at all the storage needs of a project, you can find the right hardware to get your work done a lot easier. Cover Your Bases Before you start looking at different types of storage, you should ask yourself some questions about your projects. read more...

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