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  • SoundFreak
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    Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
    remember, I only quoted a quote and have no prove that it is true
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    Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
    yes, I only buy drives that are made for 24/7 use, they have better bearings
    Noted
    Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
    yes, I never sleep and if I do, then not alone
    Best advise on this forum yet :)

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  • antonsvideo
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    Originally posted by SoundFreak View Post
    Ooops, I Just bought 2 units of WD 1Tb for external use, in other words< I Have been warned !

    p.s. I just noticed the 320 Gb system drive is 24/7, this confirms you never sleep :)
    remember, I only quoted a quote and have no prove that it is true

    yes, I only buy drives that are made for 24/7 use, they have better bearings

    yes, I never sleep and if I do, then not alone

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  • SoundFreak
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    Ooops, I Just bought 2 units of WD 1Tb for external use, in other words< I Have been warned !

    p.s. I just noticed the 320 Gb system drive is 24/7, this confirms you never sleep :)

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  • antonsvideo
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    I think what I quotes is more of a concern with newer high density drives, such as packing 1 TB onto a single drive

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  • SoundFreak
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    Anton Quoted (someone else) Magnetic signals recorded on a hard disk are designed to be refreshed
    periodically. If your hard disks stay on, this happens automatically.
    However, if you store your projects to a removable hard drive, then store
    that hard drive on a shelf, unattached to a computer, those magnetic signals
    will fade over time... essentially, evaporating. (end someone else's quote)


    I do not know if this is only related to video (should not be !) I still have data and video from about 10 years ago on HD and have not connected the HD for many years, just did a quick test and all is well (as far as I can quickly see).

    The HD has not been connected or running for at least 6 years, it's one of those 10 & 15 Gb LCT low cost drives from Quantum, huge those days.

    But if you happen to loose any data please don't quote or blame me :)

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  • antonsvideo
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    I have no prove that it is true, however it was posted by a forum regular

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  • iibw
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    Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
    this was posted on another forum I visit:
    I wonder if this is really true? I had an old computer gathering dust in my garage for 10 years. I fired it up recently and it was fine.

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  • Jim N
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    WOW Anton,

    That hard disk comment is a shock. I have a few projects on hard disk that I definitely want to last longer than 2 years. Perhaps I should be considering an XDCAM or BluRay format!

    Jim

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  • antonsvideo
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    Originally posted by STORMDAVE View Post
    I recommend external hard drives for these, much easier and no need to capture anything :)
    You can also keep the original tapes just in case.
    this was posted on another forum I visit:

    For those of you who are archiving your products on hard disks or are
    considering doing so in the future, please pay close attention!

    Recently, I was talking to an engineering manager of a well-known hard disk
    company discussing how we were supposed to archive tapeless media for the
    long-term.

    Magnetic signals recorded on a hard disk are designed to be refreshed
    periodically. If your hard disks stay on, this happens automatically.
    However, if you store your projects to a removable hard drive, then store
    that hard drive on a shelf, unattached to a computer, those magnetic signals
    will fade over time... essentially, evaporating.

    According to what I've been told, the life-span of a magnetic signal on a
    hard disk is between a year and a year and a half. The issue is complex, as
    you'll see, but this is a MUCH shorter shelf-life than I was expecting.

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  • STORMDAVE
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    I recommend external hard drives for these, much easier and no need to capture anything :)
    You can also keep the original tapes just in case.

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  • tuyle
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    Also you can select "Capture only the area used in timeline" - less disk space. But IF you select this option, you will need to hit <ENTER> for each clip. I don't know this problem is fixed in ver 5.0 for "Reel Name".

    Easiest way - put the video files in the original disk (E or F). However you can "Open the clip restoration dialog" and re-link to new drive (directory)

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  • antonsvideo
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    that should be fine, try it out to be sure, all you need is one short capture for this test

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  • barry@bwvideofilms
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    That sounds just great Anton.

    Two silly questions! Presumably I can delete the "rendered" files too as they will just get redone? Also if I save the remaining Edius project files externally must they come to the same internal drive? i.e. I have two large internal drives E and F. If the project was on E and I bring it back to re-do on F would that screw up all the file references?

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  • antonsvideo
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    I made a test a while ago without saving any batch capture files at all

    I closed Edius and deleted all video files and then opened Edius

    I selected to capture all missing files and then it asked me to enter tape1 and I did

    after capture finished, the project was complete

    capture was from DVCAM via Sony DSR-25

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  • barry@bwvideofilms
    started a topic Archiving an Edius Project

    Archiving an Edius Project

    I'd like to archive a project by just saving the basic Edius control files needed to reload the project from the original camera tapes. This way I can re-edit if necessary. Is this possible? If so which files must I retain and how will I go about reloading? In particular I'm sure I'll need the batch capture list (.ecl) but I can't find where Edius saves it.
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