March 17, 2015 at 1:31PM


Sending raw files to an editor

I've shot some footage for a project, the editor lives 20 hours away and need to get the footage to him in roughly 2 days.
I'm looking for the quickest way possible to send the footage which also doesn't destroy it in terms of compression.
I have 22GB of footage shot on the Panasonic GH4, majority 4K.

Any ideas for best method? Ie. cloud storage or sending via hard drive/USB.


USB key or portable hard-drive sent by a reliable courier. These files are too big to easily upload or download from the web ( it takes too long and uses too much bandwidth )

March 18, 2015 at 6:06AM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

If you have a fast upload connection you can try Bittorent Sync.
I tried it last summer with a slow upload connection of 100kb/s: it took about 48 hours to get the footage (I believe it was about 20GB) across the globe.
(I upgraded my connection. Now I just 'zap' 1GB in 5 minutes, providing the reciever has such a fast downloadspeed to keep up.)

If you want to use a courier: use USB stick or any other solid state memory: SD/CF/SSD instead of a harddrive. A harddrive is way more fragile because of all the moving parts.

March 18, 2015 at 11:34PM

Director, DOP, Writer, Editor, Producer

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