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From Still to Motion: Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X by Robbie Carman, Abba Shapiro, Richard Harrington

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Transferring Media

The first step in a backup workflow is transferring media from a camera memory card to another storage device, such as a portable hard drive. This process is essential for two reasons: being able to use camera memory cards again and maintaining data integrity. In this section we’ll explain the essentials of transferring media in the field.

Selecting a Computer

When you’re out in the field, laptops are your friends. These portable computers are great because they allow you to easily interface with camera memory cards (through a card reader or directly by attaching to a camera), as well as portable hard drives. Essentially, each laptop that you bring into the field serves as an offloading station, allowing you to quickly mount, ...

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