When you start creating a new video project, it’s important to start off on the right foot. To do so, you will need to think about two important things that a video editor should never neglect: the organization of your video project, and the backup of your files. Those who have already done video editing know very well that if our adobe project is not properly organized from the start, it can quickly become a real nightmare. It is therefore important to back up the raw files, but also to make a backup of the project file even if it is not finished yet. To do this, there are several storage solutions, which we will discuss in the following article. Let’s get started!
- Storage on the cloud
Cloud storage is said to be one of the safest ways to store your files. It’s incredibly convenient and, for the most part, a plug-and-go situation. There’s the initial setup that can be a little tedious, but after that, there’s no real work. It’s reasonably priced, and if you need your files physically, you can download them (this can take a very long time) or a drive can be shipped directly to you. Another great thing about cloud storage is that you access it from anywhere. Say you’re editing on the go and your laptop or portable drive goes funky. Just download the files you need from anywhere with an internet connection. Problem solved.
- Local Storage
Local storage has its advantages, as well. First and foremost, it’s physically with you and there’s a certain comfort in that. Hard drives are quick to get your hands on and easy to find in larger sizes. They don’t rely on an internet connection to access your files, which can come in handy if you’re somewhere remote. But it also comes with disadvantages: Hard drives are physically at risk. They can be lost, dropped, damaged, melted, stolen, water damaged, infected with a virus, and so on. Beyond the fear of losing data, hard drives that are fast and have a large capacity can get pretty pricey, especially when you’re filming in 4K or 6K.
As you can see, footage archival can easily make or break your business. Knowing your options and securing your files across various platforms, as well as physical hard drives, is an excellent way to ensure your small business is safeguarded against data loss. There are tons of options available to you for protection — try them out, see what you like, and find what fits best for you.
Staying organized with the structured side of your business will give you more freedom to be creative and serve your clients!