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Fred Verdad
seeking tapeless workflow and storage input
on Jan 3, 2012 at 9:54:51 pm

Hi,

We have transitioned to an almost-totally tapeless workflow in my small media department. We can't afford a SAN yet, so we are trying to find a protocol that works for individual editing stations.

I am thinking a RAID for each station, something like this?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/631832-REG/LaCie_301432U_4TB_2big_Qua...

what are other people doing?

Do you think we need to do the E-sata thing or can we just use firewire? Is this speed difference really noticeable? If so, when?

Any other input welcome, thanks, FV


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Shane Ross
Re: seeking tapeless workflow and storage input
on Jan 3, 2012 at 10:42:53 pm

[Fred Verdad] "what are other people doing?"

Avoiding LaCie. That's a CONSUMER hard drive company. I rely on CalDigit (HDOne, VR, VR Mini), G-Tech (G-Raids, G-Raid Mini) and OtherWorldComputing (OWC) Mercury Elite drives. Oh, and Glyph.

[Fred Verdad] "Do you think we need to do the E-sata thing or can we just use firewire?"

Firewire is OK for DV, HDV, DVCPRO HD. And one stream of ProRes. But if you want smooth playback of more than one stream (multiclipping, layering) of video, eSATA is better.

[Fred Verdad] "Is this speed difference really noticeable? If so, when? "

Yes! When editing...layering. Firewire will get you 1 stream of playback of ProRes. Meaning you'll have to render more. Faster drives means more video streams.

Shane
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Fred Verdad
Re: seeking tapeless workflow and storage input
on Jan 3, 2012 at 10:52:57 pm

Thank you so much Shane. Appreciated your tapeless workflow video very much by the way.


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Shane Ross
Re: seeking tapeless workflow and storage input
on Jan 4, 2012 at 1:29:50 am

No prob.

Shane
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Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def


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