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Apple Pro Training Series: Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System: A Technical Guide to Real-World Post-Production by Adam Wilt, Charles Roberts, Matthew Geller, Sean Cullen

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Chapter 9. Storage Overview

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This lesson takes about 90 minutes to complete.

Goals

Understand how disks work and how a disk’s design affects its performance

 

Learn about the different ways to connect storage to Macs

 

Understand RAIDs

 

Learn the basics of SAN

 

Learn how to calculate your storage needs

You’ve mastered video concepts and standards, know what formats are available, and understand the best way to hook up a VTR to your Mac so you can capture some video and audio.

Now, where do you put all that data?

The short answer is: hard drives. Lots of hard drives.

The long answer is what this lesson is all about. Hard drives, sure, but how many, what kinds, and how do you hook them up? Video data rates can run from 300 KB/second ...

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