What are some good ("Pro?") ways of storing videos so that a team of editors can work on them?
I currently work for an eLearning company that produces medium-large quantities of instructional videos (we go through about 100gb of storage per month).
Our typical workflow to this point has been to work locally on our hard drives and then back up to a shared network drive that is connected to our wireless router via USB. Obviously this workflow is slow and tedious. What could we improve?
Currently we are considering creating a dedicated RAID array that we could connect to via Firewire. The idea behind it is that ideally we would all be working off of the same storage system, rather than ever having different versions on different machines. We need to be able to connect up to 6 desktop machines at once.
With that as background, here are my specific questions:
- Are there any good recommendations for large-ish storage systems? 10TB would most likely be adequate for the near future.
- How should we connect the computers? USB3? Firewire? Do we need special hardware to route 6+ cables to a raid array?
- Should we be considering software for version control and backups? We currently edit in PremierePro. So something that integrates well with Adobe would be ideal.