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Cade Muhlig
Storage and backup options during travel
on May 11, 2010 at 3:34:25 am

We need about 15-20 hours a trip of record time. That's a lot of cards, and no backup. The only way to get the data off the cards is through a computer/laptop right? I'm thinking about getting a netbook w/ some ext. hard drives. That's the best idea right?



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Don Greening
Re: Storage and backup options during travel
on May 11, 2010 at 4:29:24 am

[Cade Muhlig] " I'm thinking about getting a netbook w/ some ext. hard drives. That's the best idea right? "

Pretty much, yes. You could put Sony's Clip Browser on the net book and copy the BPAV folders to connected hard drives, then use the program to preview your footage before deleting the footage from the cards. Don't forget about USB flash drives as well. Some of them have enough memory that you could store the BPAV folders from more than one SxS (or other) card onto one flash drive, depending on the capacity of the recording card(s) used.

There's also the NEXTO DI backup storage device that a lot of folks are raving about. This is a standalone device that backs up your EX files and also plays them back for review.

http://www.nextodi.com/en/product/NVS2500_en.html

Read a product review here:

http://www.xdcam-user.com/?page_id=427

- Don



Don Greening
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Cade Muhlig
Re: Storage and backup options during travel
on May 11, 2010 at 5:33:28 am

that's exactly what i was thinking about.
I see the simpler ND2725 will work with the ex3, but it's not as awesome. From what I can tell, you can't backup to another hard drive, can't preview the video, and can only transfer clips by connecting the camera to the device (...unless you use sdhc cards?). I'm not sure if I would trust a whole trips video onto that one device. Yikes.
But the NVS2500 looks really cool... for a spare $1800. You can backup all the data onto a ext. hard drive. The SxS cards plug right in, as well as sd cards you might use. Preview video on it's lcd.
Looks great, but not quite worth it (for me) yet. Definitely something to look towards in the future.
Thanks for the tip



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Don Greening
Re: Storage and backup options during travel
on May 11, 2010 at 6:00:17 am

[Cade Muhlig] "Looks great, but not quite worth it (for me) yet. Definitely something to look towards in the future."

I'm in the same boat as you. Don't know if the savings in time and backup simplicity is worth the Nexto DI asking price. At least not yet. I certainly like the idea of not having to pack a laptop around, though. This device doesn't look much larger than my Edirol R-09HR field recorder, and the backup speed plus redundancy with an attached HD makes it rather attractive.

I also like the idea of the device being able to read the Convergent Design MPEG2 recording format. This means that you can backup the Nano Flash CF cards as well. Sweet.

- Don



Don Greening
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Ronnie Martin
Re: Storage and backup options during travel
on May 11, 2010 at 6:48:34 pm

I have a small laptop and I use two 500 gig passport external drives.
Being the paranoid person I am, I back up each card at night on to the two external drives one at a time. The laptop has the card reader built in and it actually transfers quite quickly. I feel safer with two sources of back up until the project is completed and then I dump the clips the whole folder that the project is in to a large external drive for archiving.

Good luck

Ronnie
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bruno perosa
Re: Storage and backup options during travel
on May 18, 2010 at 10:35:07 pm

I put daylis on DVD DL's and G-teck mini-raid

EX3, Nikon Adaptimax with various lenses, Acuter Merlin mount, MBP17"2.93GHz, FCS2, Media100, BtcSP, DVcam


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