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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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Are Mini DV and Digital 8 considered film?

Film is specifically a medium in which each frame is photographically exposed to capture the image. It comes in a variety of formats, but the key property is that it must photographically capture the ...
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How much disk space does 1 mini DV tape digitised in HDV take?

mini DV is already digital format. The bitrate is 25Mbps. So, 1 hour occupies approximately 11 Gigabytes
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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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What kind of storage for digital footage?

Don't trust any hard drive to be reliable! Always backup your footage, you can not trust any HDD, doesn't matter how reputable the manufacturer is. There are always monday batches. HDDs WILL fail at ...
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How much disk space does 1 mini DV tape digitised in HDV take?

It is approximately 11GB per hour, though I do tend to round up a bit when I make my calculations. Digital Rebellion has a handy Video Space Calculator on their website (also available as an iOS app)...
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Are Mini DV and Digital 8 considered film?

To answer the headline question, specifically about the medium: No. Tape is not film. It may substitute for or be notionally equivalent to film in a more general sense. But the body of your question ...
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Can modern cameras (BMCC, Red, Arri, etc) record to a drive over ad-hoc wifi?

Any camera with an HDMI or SDI output can can stream via wifi using a Teradek Cube (http://teradek.com/pages/cube). This setup will allow you to monitor and record via iOS or computer. It also ...
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Do talent show programmes film lots of footage or is it set up?

I've shot live events for the past 5 years, and had a few friends get on (and actually pretty far in) both American Idol and The Voice. There is a series of auditions way before contestants ever get ...
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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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What kind of storage for digital footage?

Personally, I use a 12 TB RAID array composed of 5 3TB drives. If any one of them fails, I don't lose any data, but if 2 or more fail at the same time, I am up a creak. Other plans can consist of ...
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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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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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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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Do talent show programmes film lots of footage or is it set up?

My best guess would be that it's a bit of a combination of both. For shows like America's Got Talent (and, I'm sure, other "Got Talent" shows), the acts go through a "Producer's Audition" before ...
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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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What kind of hardware do I need for a multi-person editing team?

The first thing is to separate your source assets from your projects. Source assets are the biggest things and should never change. They are generally best placed on a NAS RAID array on gigabit ...
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Can modern cameras (BMCC, Red, Arri, etc) record to a drive over ad-hoc wifi?

There is the Eyefi product line which basically wraps a small wifi chip together with a small arm SoC into an SD package with some limited internal storage. http://www.eyefi.com/products/prox2 They ...
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HDD Partitioning

I'm not sure this is on topic here, but... Unless you're doing a lot of simultaneous access to the partitions or folders, there should be no discernible performance difference. It's all head movement ...
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