In this episode we discuss data wrangling for media production. We look at how to deal with getting recorded content onto our computer, how to store it and back it up. We also chat about idea storage setups for editing content.
Our reviews today include software to help sync your files (ChronoSync and Synkron) as well as an external RAID device to avoid (Vantec NexStar HX4R Quad 3.5 Inch HDD RAID).
- Movi Live Event Camera
- GoPro cuts jobs after a big drop in action camera sales
- Invites for February Canon Press Event Going Out
- FUJIFILM X-Pro2 announced – Includes two beers for the same weight as your DSLR
Discussion: Data Wrangling
- Sonnet SDHC Adapter for SxS Camera Slot – Successfully used with a Sony PMW-EX3
Recommended CF: SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro
Recommended SD: SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro
Favourite Hard Drives and RAID
- RAID: Pegasus2 (700MB read/write)
- RAID Alternative: OWC Thunderbay 4
- RAID Rack: OWC Mecury Rack Pro
- Portable Drive: Lacie Rugged
- Cheap NAS: Netgear RN10200
- Other: Drobo – Great for jobs that don’t require speed and when you have a lot of different drives available to use. Old ones are slow. New ones are relatively slow (150MBps)
- Carbonate (not recommended as it slowed down backups (when used a couple of years ago, this may have changed))
- CrashPlan (Jonathan had good luck with until he didn’t)
- BackBlaze (not as powerful as Crashplan from a client software perspective, however has been reliable for Jonathan
- Bittorrent Sync (not a cloud backup system, but it enables peer to peer folder sync over the net)
- Jonathan: ChronoSync – Reliable mac sync
- Jonathan: Vantec NexStar HX4R Quad 3.5 Inch HDD RAID – Jonathan had 5 drives go bad using one of these. Spend a bit more money and get a higher end RAID enclosure.
- Chris: Synkron – Cross platform file sync