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Oliver Peters
Re: COVID-related internet throttling
on Apr 6, 2020 at 8:00:56 pm

It seems that all of the various solutions hinge around the "last mile" issue. That's either local internet speed, the time it takes to transfer a large amount of media to drives, or the need to have someone still in an office/lab/facility/etc dealing with high-res media.

Moving around small proxies for editing isn't that difficult, but it does not solve the problem. It merely becomes a way to work that is limited to a few workflow scenarios. Most of the scenarios that can work with high-res media through the cloud involve a small amount of footage - media managed selects, a flattened file for grading, or individual shots for VFX. Those situations work and are manageable. Syncing project files between mirrored drives also works.

None of this is really that taxing on the internet structure, but it's not fast, either. Until we can all count on getting 100GB+ reliably and consistently to/from the cloud in under an hour, I don't see a lot of that changing.

- Oliver

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