December 19, 2014 at 12:19PM
Storage Solution for Video Editing?
Dear No Film School Community,
we are a small Webvideo Production company (www.reframevideos.com) and we would like to professionalize our storage solution. I'm not a pro so please be forgiving if my questions are a little stupid.
Our budget is 1000-1500 Euro.
As far as I understand we should go for a Raid 5 for security and for thuderbolt for speed and upgradeability.
What are our options? OWC seems to be a good budget option. Other manufacturers that showed up in my research are Drobo, G-Technology and Pegasus (seems to be expensive). Any other good option I overlooked?
Things I do not understand:
Whats hardware vs. software Raid? Drobo says there software RAID is the shit but other sources say that I def should go for a hardware RAID.
What about NAS capabilities? It would be great to have the possibilty to access data from all computers in our local network or even from other locations. Do RAID systems like OWC offer these capabilities?
How about Software to manage our data? I would like to have a software that e.g. after a project is one year old asks me what to do with the data. Are there managment software solutions to handle my footage?
Is RAID really the direction to go? Till now we are safing our footage twice on different drives, a RAID would mean that if the RAID is power-grilled, stolen or burned down, everything is lost. Or is it a good solution to safe especially important footage to another external drive and store that at a different location? For that a good software would be handy as well.
Can you point me to articles that explain storage issues for video editing?
Puuh, any help would be so much appreciated, I'm a little lost on this issue.
Thank you so much!