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Amy Wilson
is fibre channel drive necessary for edit?
on Jul 18, 2009 at 12:57:17 am

Is a fibre channel raid necessary for editing red footage? or will FW800 work?...2k proxy/prores files i think...if that is the best way to go for a project that will be color corrected later at a post house.
Thanks!


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Uli Plank
Re: is fibre channel drive necessary for edit?
on Jul 18, 2009 at 6:04:02 am

I'd rather use a small e-SATA RAID, but if you don't work uncompressed, you won't need fibre channel.

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David Battistella
Re: is fibre channel drive necessary for edit?
on Jul 18, 2009 at 7:14:33 pm



My Proavio box pulls umcompressed HD no problem.

I've had both and I have found that FIber is great for long cable runs that require sustained speed but a short e-sata cable run is very fast and much less expensive.

David



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Amy Wilson
Re: is fibre channel drive necessary for edit?
on Jul 19, 2009 at 1:43:50 pm

Thanks to everyone for the feedback! I've never worked with an e-SATA drive but sounds like a good option.


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Noah Kadner
Re: is fibre channel drive necessary for edit?
on Jul 21, 2009 at 4:11:07 pm

I like the CalDigit models of eSATA RAIDs- but depends on your budget. That said, they're worth every penny.

Noah

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David Battistella
Re: is fibre channel drive necessary for edit?
on Jul 21, 2009 at 4:51:37 pm



I roll with Proavio.

David



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Bob Zelin
Re: is fibre channel drive necessary for edit?
on Jul 22, 2009 at 12:30:36 pm

Amy writes -
I've never worked with an e-SATA drive

REPLY -
oh yes you have Amy. The internal hard drive in your MAC is eSATA.
Most drives today in enclosures (drive boxes) are eSATA drives. They just have different connectors on the outside of the boxes.

The drives for your editing stricktly depends on the resolution you are working at, and the compression ratio that you need when you edit in FCP. For example, working at DV25 requires a lot less than working at uncompressed HD (which in turn requires a lot less than editing in 2K).

People throw names around (like Cal Digit and Proavio for example) - but these names mean absolutely nothing. An excellent company like Cal Digit makes countless products. So if you buy a simple 2 bay eSATA solution from Cal Digit, this does not mean you can edit uncompressed HD. However, Cal Digit does make excellent products like the HDPro and HDOne, which will allow you to edit in uncompressed HD (or 2K). Proavio, Dulce, Maxx Digital, G-Tech, and all the others all sell multiple products for multiple applications.

So what does all of this mean - it means that before you make a big purchase, you should speak with an expert, who does this all day long. Becuase you don't want to spend $15,000 for a Fibre array if all you need is a $1000 drive box to do an offline ProRes422 edit. And you dont' want to spend $1000 on a drive box, if you need to spend $8000 on a hi end 8 Terabyte eSATA RAID 5 array to conform in 2K.

Bob Zelin




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Noah Kadner
Re: is fibre channel drive necessary for edit?
on Jul 22, 2009 at 8:02:35 pm

I don't just throw around brand names, Bob. If someone names a budget I'll be happy to recommend a corresponding model number but otherwise it's just rhetorical, ain't it? :)

Noah

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Bob Zelin
Re: is fibre channel drive necessary for edit?
on Jul 22, 2009 at 10:03:47 pm

all I can say is that I CANNOT WAIT to get this book -

RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera (Paperback)

This is #1 on my wish list right now, as I am an amateur on RED workflow.

bob zelin





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