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#1 Deji Joseph

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:26 AM

I have a 7D, MacBook Pro and shoot pretty often. I normally transcoded to ProRess, then backup the originals. I would then work with the Proress from a Firewire external hard drive. However this recently failed and i lost all the work. I was wondering what everyone else's storage solutions and work flows are like for digital media and if they have any tips?
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:54 AM

How many backups did you make? Were you working from the same drive as was storing the backups?
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:38 AM

Here's a thread on this subject;

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=51792
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 05:31 PM

How many backups did you make? Were you working from the same drive as was storing the backups?


I made one back up of the original H.264 footage, but lost all the Proress, so i had to transcode again
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:17 AM

I made one back up of the original H.264 footage, but lost all the Proress, so i had to transcode again


The recommended standard is 3 copies of the original footage. Editing is pretty hard on drives, so regularly backing up to another drive would make sense.
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