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Walter Soyka
Re: The 'T' word
on Sep 16, 2010 at 1:52:35 pm

[Charles Wannop] "So my question is - "What about Tape?" Is it still an option? Is it affordable?"

Yes, tape is still an option. Now that everyone is acquiring tapelessly, we no longer have camera masters to rely on for re-digitizing old projects, so there's a lot of renewed interest in data tape backup. As for affordability -- I suppose that depends on your budget!

A lot of production companies are using LTO4 (or the newer LTO5 format, released a couple months ago). Cache-A Archive Appliances are boxes that all of the work for you; if you'd prefer to roll out your own hardware, BRU is a popular software solution.

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