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Dave Neyman
Re: Importing p2 to FCP
on Aug 16, 2008 at 3:08:21 pm

I did a series of 1 - 60 minute pilot and 12 - 30 minute episodes. We had a total of about 18 500 GB drives of the P2 Masters - 36 drives if you count the fact that we used a raid 1 for a redundant backup. BTW, still cheaper than tape. We used a 3 TB raid 5 to import all the media that would transcend all the episodes. We also fill the Mac Pro to the hilt with 750 GB drives for additional space. We then purchased a 750 eSata for each episode for the media specific to that episode. I believe we could load 4 of those at once. It worked quite well. Consider that our finished time was 7 hours. I think you would be safe getting a large raid to put all the imported media on. The other thing you could do is get a JBOD system. You don't have the raid protection but it would give you lots of space. There will be some initial startup cost for the raid system but after that it is just hard drives. Consider what it used to cost to edit a show and it is still far cheaper and every bit as effective.

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