Shooting high resolutions like HD, UHD and 4K can make storing these massive files difficult. Erik breaks down your options like RAID and RAID 5 plus considerations on archiving all the media cards that you shot. You need to have a back up solution too and Erik helps you understand how to do this. You might need to update your NLE or video editing computer too.
- Media files sizes vary drastically,…depending on what format and data rate you choose.…Let's dive in and figure out how to budget for storage.…Different cameras use their own recording formats…called codex, that add compression to the file,…to make the file size smaller.…Without codex, the camera would be using uncompressed files,…or raw, which creates huge files.…Higher data rates and less compression equals bigger files.…
With these bigger files, you will need a way…to store them for editing and archiving.…Let's take a look at what a solid storage system looks like,…and how it could affect your budget.…Working with HD these days is pretty easy,…but to edit four K and up, you need fast media drives.…These will be multi drive setups that take two…or more drives, and are called a raid array.…By combining drives together, it creates one really…fast media drive, that will be able to keep up…with real time playback in your editing software.…
To learn more about what a raid is,…check out this video on the training library…
Evaluating your production workflow and the camera options out there can save you time, money, and maybe even your sanity. Camera enthusiast Erik Naso is here to help. He'll teach you how to ask the right questions and pick the right camera—balancing "the camera I should buy" with "the camera I want to buy," so you end up happy with your purchase over the long run. Learn how to figure out your budget and needs; understand the different file formats, sensors, and lenses available; and choose the right accessories for any shooting situation.
- Understanding the camera components: sensor, lens, etc.
- Evaluating audio inputs
- Taking your type of production into account
- Deciding on a budget
- Choosing accessories such as tripods and gimbals
- Camera codecs and media cost