May 21, 2015 at 6:42PM


Data Management

What's the best external hard drive for data management of a 5 min short film? Recording in 1080p 24 fps.


What camera and format are you shooting with ?

Even shooting RAW, it doesn't sound like your files are going to be that big.

Normally I try to bring enough memory cards to shoot for at least half a day, so that the footage can be dumped to external SSD drives attached to a laptop when you take a shooting break. ( SSD drives are pretty shock-proof, so moving them around with you as you shoot is safer than the traditional spinning-disk hard drives ) If you are paranoid, you could bring a mini SSD mirrored drive or even a mini RAID 5 to dump your footage to.

May 22, 2015 at 2:47PM, Edited May 22, 2:47PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

What kind of comp are you using? Mac or Windows? If Mac, just grap a 1 TB drive with a thunderbolt connection: You could even use Amazon Cloud to backup your files (unlimited storage for three months).

May 23, 2015 at 2:04AM


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