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ffmpeg - concatenate files while space constrained

Let's say i have a 2 TB drive. If i want to use ffmpeg to concatenate two files, they cannot be larger than 1 TB in total, otherwise I won't have enough storage space to save the output file. Is it ...
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Is SSD a safe replacement for HDD video storage?

Small M.2 SSD (solid-state drives) are increasingly replacing HDD (hard disk drives) in new PCs for file storage. SSD is proven to be better for video editing, but what about video storage? Is a PC ...
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Estimating video file size given camera parameters

I am trying to predict video file size given: camera fps. number of horizontal pixels. number of vertical pixels. bit depth. time duration of the video. using the following formula file_size = ...
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Film or digital for a hundred hours of footage? Looking at cost and durability

What method would be the most convenient for storing over a hundred hours of footage? Digital looks convenient, but I think backing up that much video can be expensive. My inspiration is Jonas Mekas, ...
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Can two spinning drives in RAID 0 configuration support 4K ProRes Raw data rates?

I'm helping a friend to assess external storage options. We are hoping that a Lacie 2big will be fast enough to support a 4K final cut work flow. Can two spinning 7200RPM drives configured as RAID 0 ...
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Best Systems for Storing and Organizing Videos/ Projects?

I’m just getting into video recording/ production and am looking for recommendations on best systems to upload, store, organize, and edit videos. Also want to make sure that the videos are backed up ...
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Software to manage digital assets

Over the years I have accumulated enough digital assets (mainly videos and photos) for it to become a massive problem in terms of organizing it all and then being able to find it. I am wondering what ...
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Store video files on USB, SD card, microSD, or external hard drive?

Working with raw .mts (MP4) video scenes that are about 6.5 GB in size each (but automatically partitioned by the camcorder into separate 10-minute chunks), what arguments are there for not storing ...
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Advice for Adobe CC shared storage solutions

We're considering building an Adobe video production environment and we need a shared storage solution. We have had impressive presentations from EditShare and OpenDrives/CatDV. Our production ...
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Editing involving several backup drives: how to assemble a project with minimal clip duplication?

This question might be a little complex, but here's the situation: We are a small team and we shoot almost every day, we do correspondence-type shooting. We are backing up our footage to external ...
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Is there any software for data management?

Ok, so my workflow is around big files, these are sources from edutorial lectures, they weight a lot, one typical recording size is around 80 Gb. I need to manage them, store and edit. My machine is ...
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Video format with dynamic resolution

Are there any video formats that change resolution per frame and with different resolutions at different parts of the screen? All videos I know today they have fixed resolution. For video blogs I ...
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GitLab like program for easier collaborative video production

As a CIO in a small video production bussiness I'm making my team work more efficent using various tools. Recently I noticed that the file versioning on a local NAS server is still confusing for some ...
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Is it worth re-encoding GoPro footage to H.265?

Considering that I'm not a professional editor and only record some random skateboard, snowboard or just some travel footage around with my GoPro Session 4, is re-encoding to H.265 to save storage ...
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Combine audio and video file without creating a 3rd file

if this is the wrong place to post this let me know. I want to download a very large video (9.1GiB) from youtube on my device and I have ~10GB free storage space for it. Because it's youtube, I have ...
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How can I efficiently convert MOV / MPEG-4 files for long term storage?

I have a Canon 6D DSLR that I am shooting video on. The camera is set to capture 1280x720 60fps IPB MOV / MPEG-4 files. The video files are in the range of 250MB per minute of recording. I have ...
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cloud backup routines

I am looking for cloud backup or remote backup routines and practices that may be used for storing video. Specifically if services or practices that offer versioning are relevant. If so, why or why ...
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Can I clean up Premiere Pro CS6 preview files like this?

I did a test with a small Premiere Pro CS6 project and discovered that for each change I made to an effect Premiere generated a completely new preview file and stored that alongside the old file ( ...
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Do talent show programmes film lots of footage or is it set up?

I keep watching auditions from talent shows. It seems like they have an interview process before each audition and apparently 'randomly' select them before they even enter the arena to do the audition....
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What kind of storage for digital footage?

I've got a bunch of usb external hard drives, but I don't trust them for storing digitised footage. I will have potentially up to 3 TB of footage after digitising. USB can be slow for transferring ...
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How much disk space does 1 mini DV tape digitised in HDV take?

I'm looking out to buy some storage for a session of logging a lot of tapes, and I want to guage how much space I will need. How much disk space does 1 mini DV tape digitised in HDV take?
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What kind of hardware do I need for a multi-person editing team?

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 (...
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Are Mini DV and Digital 8 considered film?

MiniDV is using magnectic tape as storage and use the discrete cosine transformation compression technology. Does the use of magnectic digital tapes no more film?
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Can modern cameras (BMCC, Red, Arri, etc) record to a drive over ad-hoc wifi?

Is there a solution that bifurcates drives and camera bodies? At first glance it seems feasible that camera bodies could be equipped with 802.11ac mimo and transmit the raw image data to a drive at a ...
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HDD Partitioning [closed]

When organising visual assets for Video Production, Does it make a performance difference if an internal 3.5" HD is paritioned (eg: VIDEO 2TB + PHOTO 2TB) OR is it better to just have 1 parition and ...
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What is a good lossy format for storing DV

I have 60Gb of DV footage that I need to store, but 60Gb is WAY too big. I need to transcode it to a lossy format, but I need the resulting video to be robust such that it can be easily edited with a ...
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Clip Library Management

Over time, as I've taken on more and more work (as a theatrical AV designer), I've built up a large collection of stock clips from a wide variety of sources, which always come in handy for smaller ...
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Bluray I/O speed

I don't know if this is the correct place to ask this type of question, but here is it. I wanted to find a ball park size of each blu-ray frame size in bytes. This is my calculation which cannot be ...
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How much storage does video editing take?

I'm brand new to video so I don't even yet have a favorite software package. In general, on popular software like FCPX or Premiere, how many MB per minute of 1080p will I need? I realize there are a ...
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24hour non stop recording in a single file on a 128Gb SDXC? [closed]

Not sure if I am allowed to ask the following question here or not as it's not clear from the FAQ I want to record a non stop 24 hour video and wanted to know if the following device can do that? ...
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solution for archiving digital video

What solution do you use for archiving digital video content? Are magnetic tapes adequate, or better setup another 8HDD raid5 server? I read some news that SONY will bring to market an 1.5TB tape ...
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