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#1 Keneu Luca

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 02:52 PM

When I have film transferred, I always go to tape. I've yet to go to hard drive.

But I was wondering about another alternative. What about bringing in an external hard drive to your post house and having them put the footage into the external drive, either directly or from a tape that the footage was transferred onto?

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 02:57 PM

Sorry. I just did a search that does discuss this topic.

http://www.cinematog...=external drive

But if anyone wants add anything I appreciate it.
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:50 AM

When I have film transferred, I always go to tape. I've yet to go to hard drive.

But I was wondering about another alternative. What about bringing in an external hard drive to your post house and having them put the footage into the external drive, either directly or from a tape that the footage was transferred onto?

Thanks


That's done all the time these days. But keep in mind that you still can't go "directly" to a single drive with most uncompressed formats because that implies the ability to sustain a very high data rate. Unless you're doing either standard definition, or compressed HD (and I mean heavily compressed, such as DVCProHD) you'll have to record to a disk array that can support high data rates and then copy the files to your single drive.
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#4 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 02:32 PM

The facilities I go to will usually give you the tape and drive at a later time - They will put uncompressed files on the drive but not in realtime

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