Categories: Thoughts

by hannah


Categories: ThoughtsPublished On: July 1st, 2022


Wedding Stories' NAS drive

I think one of the things couples are often nervous about when they hire a videographer to film their wedding day is: ‘what happens if you have a technical problem and the footage corrupts?’

And I get that! I used to really worry about it too.

But with tinkering over the years, I think I’ve found a pretty failsafe solution so that you can relax and know your footage is safe.

My main camera records onto two SD cards simultaneously – so if one did corrupt, the other is there as a backup.

At the same time, the same footage is being recorded onto a Solid State Drive (SSD) on my external monitor, which means the footage from the ceremony is being recorded to three separate places.

And it’d be pretty tough to be caught off guard by something I wish I’d recorded… my camera has a special feature where it captures the three seconds before you actually pressed the record button – I thought that one was witchcraft when I found it!

Then, as soon as I leave your wedding and get back to the office, the footage is saved onto my computer; another SSD; and also the hard drives in my personal NAS system.

You can never have a completely perfect solution with backing up (there can always be more copies!) but I think this is pretty close!

PS – The photo is of my NAS system, which I called BigNASty. Really wish I’d gone for Lil NAS X now though!

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