Chapter 14. Archiving Your Media

Archiving Your Media

Many first-time RED users come from the worlds of videotape or film, where you shoot media once, and it immediately becomes your archive. After film negative is exposed, it goes into a lab vault for long-term storage or for later use in negative cutting for a theatrical release print. Videotape can be reused, but most producers choose to keep their original tapes as backups, since buying more tape is much cheaper than the average cost of a day of production.

With RED, archiving requires more thoughtful preparation and work. The CF media, RED-DRIVEs, and RED-RAM storage systems are (as of this writing) too expensive ...

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