How do you manage video files from flash memory-based cameras?
Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:28 PM
I would prefer all these files not live in iPhoto but I'm wondering where else I should put them for an orderly workflow -- what does everybody tend to do with these files? I have created a separate folder in the iMovie Events folder so they are easy to index and edit -- is that pretty much the best approach? Or is there another, more efficient way? Since these are big files and they don't exist on tape as well, I want to make sure they are somewhere distinctive and easy to back up via Time Machine. Losing them would be a real shame, to say the least.
TIA for any tips...
Posted 15 January 2010 - 12:11 AM
I have since dedicated two 2TB external drives (total 4TB) to my video files - which are also backed up on DVD and on our server. Currently I have 3.2TB of video footage on those drives.
My video footage is indexed the old fashioned way ie. colour coded labels and an extensive filing system such as: festivals & events, locations, mountains, rivers, temples, shrines, people, crafts, etc (you get the idea). I have long wondered if there were a better less complicated way/application to handle this? Bento? Filemaker?
At present I also have 12 iPhoto libraries similarly labelled, with a total of 2TB of images.
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:04 PM
I think the best thing to do would be to have a dedicated drive and archive the footage in a logical way, keep it simple because you're going to want to pull a clip out of the archive one day.