Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 8:36 PM (in response to WilliamL)
if your work is important and to be recalled in the future, you need to go for a new drive for sure. You have so many cameras and so much more footage to deal with and it is best that you go for a new drive, and, in a very little while you will realise that you would need a further drive!
William, I would like to know what your video needs are and what is the importance of your works...are they of a disposable variety or are they of archival quality? Such background information would help you in getting informed answers.
Take care and have a nice day!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 9:54 AM (in response to somanna)
My work is just vacation shots of tres amigos in Yellowstone. We went last year too, so I have footage from that.
From last year, if I were to put all the folders that contain data from the raw media, to edited film, to Compressor output, to final DVD output, I am sure it is 2 or 3 tera-bytes worth. If the final DVD went bad would I want to re-create it - I don't know. Would I want to re-edit it in the future - again I don't know.
A quick search of retailers put that size external disk in the $150 to $250 range. So maybe my "real" question is: if I want to archive my project, and move it off my working drives, what do I absolutely have to have and what can I toss?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 9:45 PM (in response to WilliamL)
If you are not really interested to pursue video editing in future, my humble suggestion is this: why not hand over this onorous job to a professional video editor? You would be saving up on time and money and [mental] energy!
If I am offending you with this sort of answer, please forgive me.
If you are keen to do the whole thing yourself, and your ultimate goal is to have DVDs of your footage, then here are some thoughts of a novice to this field
Go for a 500GB FW hard drive and use it mainly as a 'scratch drive'. I understood from your posts that you are not doing multicam and if I am wrong, then stop reading this reply any further.
Import footage from your cameras' footage, not at one go, but camera after camera.
Bring in your GoPro footage first, edit it to become a beautiful video, and export it to be a QT movie, say H264, 720; You can choose your external drive itself to be the destination for that movie. Burn a DVD of that movie and find out whether it is "good". If you are thoroughly satisfied, then you can trash the relevant event and project. Repeat this procedure for the rest of your cameras...and you will have the best of your footage in DVD which you can show to your greatgrandchildren!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to somanna)
No offense taken. I do this as a hobby (becuase I am retired.)
Since I have morphed my original question into something else, perhaps I should post my query as a new question.
I think I answered my old question about "High Quality Media".
Thanks for responding.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to WilliamL)
I was very foolish to respond at the first instance. I had done so because I had not even noticed that you are at a very higher level [level 3] than I am!
Well, enjoy your 'hobby'.
Have a great day.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 1:48 AM (in response to somanna)
The level says little about the skills in FCPX. You gather points in all Apple Forums.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 4:20 AM (in response to innocentius)
Glad to see you after a long time! Hope all is well with you. I would love you to see this latest video I have done: