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The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques by Janie L. Geyen, Barry Andersson

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Chapter 8:

Organizing and Storing Data in the Field

Data and storage management in the field might sound like a horribly boring subject and something you might want to skip. Don’t. With a little forethought and planning, you will save tons of time and headaches later in post-production.

Setting Up a File System

File management has become more complicated since we left the world of film and video tapes. In the days of film and video tape, it was easy to refer to the capture medium and find takes or footage. On film you always could refer to the film frame numbers or reel number, and on video tape you could refer to the tape name or the time code value. Unlike the days of shooting tape or film, you cannot just label a tape or a roll of film and ...

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