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Caleb Pike Cable BagsStoring our gear for transport may not be the most fun or engaging thing about filmmaking, but it’s definitely essential, and doing it in an organizational way can cut set-up and tear-down times way down, as well as keep your gear safe. Caleb Pike brings us another great video tutorial, this time highlighting a piece of storage that is easy to overlook — cable bags. Improperly kept cables not only take forever to untangle, but they can also get lost and damaged much more easily, so take a look at the different repurposed and professional bags Pike uses, including one that you won’t find at your favorite film gear retailers. More »

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Western Digital Red NASDealing with video these days usually means working with lots of data, and when you’re working with a lot, it usually means you’re backing up even more. One solution for backing up is to buy drives that already come in a RAID (like the popular G-RAID, and another is to either purchase or make your own with bare drives (and yes, before going further, RAID itself is not necessarily backup depending on how it’s configured and where the physical drives are). If you’re going to be putting together your own RAID system, click through for which drives might be a good buy. More »

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Take a look at new USB 3.0 drives and a Thunderbolt media dock from G-Technology, as well as new media storage for video editors from CalDigit. Coverage from the floor care of our NAB 2013 partners at FreshDV: More »

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In 2010 I directed a 30 minute short indie film. My crew and I made use of a domain-level install of Google Docs to manage our production documents from the convenience of the cloud. It was fantastic to have everything all in one place, and we loved that it was on another login separate from our personal emails. However, there were scary hiccups, including strange non-forwarding emails, un-downloadable attachments, and login issues. As wonderful as Google is, we felt Docs left something to be desired. Considering this experience, I’m very excited to share with you another platform that offers that same closed garden approach, with added security and functionality, tailored specifically to filmmakers. It’s called Scenios, and the well-made welcome video is available after the link: More »

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Most of us who are shooting on SD cards, CF cards, or some form of solid-state memory enjoy a number of benefits that being in a digital workflow provides. Some of the biggest Pros involve sheer convenience factors like the ease of making digital copies, and the ease of storage or backup. Some of the biggest Cons, however, involve the cost of storing those large amounts of data, the logistics, and the fact that hard drive media is a bit more fragile than tape-based backup. If you’re looking for a piece of mind solution, and download speed isn’t an issue, Amazon Glacier can provide what you need for an affordable cost. Hit the jump for more details, and an incredibly intricate graphic from yours truly: More »

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Perhaps overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the release of Final Cut Pro X is the fact that Apple’s other video editing-friendly technology, Thunderbolt, is finally here. While the port has been shipping on the latest Mac computers, until now there were no currently-shipping RAID storage products compatible with the speedy new interface. On the official Apple store, four products from manufacturer Promise are now available. Priced between $1k-2k, here are the four available options: More »

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SD Cards Hit 128GB

03.23.11 @ 10:18PM Tags : , , , ,

SD cards were introduced in the year 2000 with a maximum capacity of 64MB. Eleven years later, the cards have grown by a factor of 2,000 (in memory capacity, not physical size… ), with the Lexar PRO 128 GB SDXC Card now available. Yes, thats 128 GIGAbytes. The 133x card is Class 10 (maximum write speed of 20MB/sec) and retails for $250; now shipping from B&H.