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Store video files on USB, SD card, microSD, or external hard drive?

Generally, it’s a bad idea to store data on SD or micro SD cards for any substantial period of time. If you’re a hobbyist, traveling, and plan to transfer to a hard drive when you get home, that’s ...
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Store video files on USB, SD card, microSD, or external hard drive?

I strongly advice against microSD cards because they will get lost. They're just too tiny. There are external SSDs which weigh not much, 50g maybe 100g, I think this is not much weight. Of course you ...
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How can I efficiently convert MOV / MPEG-4 files for long term storage?

Although @stib's advice is sound, I disagree with "to get an appreciable size reduction you would have to throw away a lot of quality". Cameras have to compress on-the-fly, so they use constrained ...
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Is it worth re-encoding GoPro footage to H.265?

If your only goal is to save storage space and you never plan on editing or re-encoding the files again, you probably won't notice any change in quality. However, if you plan to edit or re-encode to ...
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Is it worth re-encoding GoPro footage to H.265?

Only you can answer if it is worth it, because nobody else understands the economics of your project. Like how much video you have, and how important quality it. Hard drives are cheep, unless you have ...
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Estimating video file size given camera parameters

I don't think this is possible without more information. Even if you only want a very rough estimated filesize, you are still missing information that will affect the final size. Couple of things you ...
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Is SSD a safe replacement for HDD video storage?

I agree with Tetsujin's answer - I would not use SSD for long term storage. I've already had scenarios where I've gone to read data of stored SSDs, and found them not readable. I'm yet to encounter ...
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Is SSD a safe replacement for HDD video storage?

There's a lot of technical data on this, if you research… In broad strokes, once you've disconnected it & put it on a shelf for long-term storage an HD will last a lot longer than an SSD. Here's ...
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Software to manage digital assets

Adobe provide two useful sidekick tools to manage video filles. Adobe Bridge is a digital asset management app fully efficient with photo and video. Adobe Media Encoder is a is professional video ...
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Combine audio and video file without creating a 3rd file

I found a solution to my problem: Ffmpeg can use a http stream as input: ffmpeg -i YoutubeVideoOnlyURLHere -i YoutubeAudioOnlyURLHere -c copy -map 0:0 -map 1:0 Path/to/outputFile.mp4 You can get ...
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Editing involving several backup drives: how to assemble a project with minimal clip duplication?

I am not sure why you end up with duplicates. However you might be interested in having a look at the proxy workflow from Felipe. It probably can help you to get rid of duplicates and conserve space.
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Is there any software for data management?

While it doesn't cover all your criteria, I use a program called Total Commander for most of my file management needs and it works well for working with a very large number of files and huge file ...
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Video format with dynamic resolution

As others have mentioned, you seem to be confusing resolution and frame rate. There are variable resolution systems for things like VR for foviated rendering (where the area being looked at is ...
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Video format with dynamic resolution

You can't get "dynamic resolution" because essentially that would mean that some of the time you used a 4K display (for example) to show a 2160P image and some of the time you displayed a 1080P image ...
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GitLab like program for easier collaborative video production

Try Resilio Sync it will push or pull or both files from a server, pc etc and keep them all updated.
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How can I efficiently convert MOV / MPEG-4 files for long term storage?

Leave them as they are. If storage space is limited you could recompress them, but given that the files coming from the DSLR are already compressed, to get an appreciable size reduction you would ...
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cloud backup routines

I'm not allowed to comment on the first post, so I'll put my comment here... I agree, pretty much all the crashplan/backblaze/etc... services do what you're looking for. I personally use SpiderOak for ...
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cloud backup routines

I've used Backblaze for this. I understand that CrashPlan Pro and other similar services work in the same way. Basically, you install the software (free download), do some setup, and then it just runs ...
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Can I clean up Premiere Pro CS6 preview files like this?

You can delete Render files by going: Sequence > Delete Render Files Or by using third-party programs.
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