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Ewan Cutler
Are Blackmagic AVI files a good choice for file based back-ups?
on May 1, 2013 at 12:04:44 am

Hi everyone,

We're cleaning up a number of old projects at our facility, firstly backing up the final edits to tape and then having a second back-up of the edit as a video file on a number of external drives.

As we work with Blackmagic Capture Cards in Premiere CS5 on Windows 7, our first thought is to export our final edits (Both SD and HD) using Blackmagic AVI files.

Is this the best option? As Premiere does not work with these files unless the Blackmagic Drivers are installed. Is that a chance that future software a few years down the track won't be compatible with those AVI files?

Would Blackmagic AVIs be a good choice for what we are wanting to do?

I understand that future proofing back-ups indefinitely is pretty much impossible, I'm just curious to know what other people are doing.


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mat cav
Re: Are Blackmagic AVI files a good choice for file based back-ups?
on May 1, 2013 at 8:32:56 pm

Curious on this too, just got a Decklink 4k


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Glenn Sakatch
Re: Are Blackmagic AVI files a good choice for file based back-ups?
on May 2, 2013 at 1:51:31 pm

I've been making my digital backup as jpeg2000 quicktimes. Simply because its more of a universal thing, and is still accepted by theatres up here as a delivery option.

Glenn


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mat cav
Re: Are Blackmagic AVI files a good choice for file based back-ups?
on May 2, 2013 at 1:57:07 pm

That's kind of what I was thinking.


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