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Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies by John Carucci

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16

Archiving Your Movie Files

In This Chapter

arrow Archiving solutions that work

arrow Breaking down places to save files

arrow Effective backup measure

arrow Using online storage sites

“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.”

With apologies to Charles Dickens, in this context, this quote more appropriately deals with the love-hate relationship I have with keeping track of movie clips in the form of digital media files.

Yeah, digital media files have the virtual footprint of a dotted line, which keeps your desk pretty free of tape clutter. But not all messes are visible, and digital movie files are a prime example: They create virtual chaos within the hallowed halls of your hard drive.

Movie footage has always presented organizational problems due to its sheer volume and the necessity of logging of each scene. Movie reels and videotapes get misplaced, mislabeled, lost, or damaged all the time. That’s probably why studios continue to find “rare” or “lost” footage all the time. The stuff ...

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