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Erik Freid

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May 13th 2010
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Death of Aperture-FCPX Next?
by Greg Jones 1 month ago
This is precisely why I would be nervous about using FCPX. Forgot the fact about lack of tracks, audio mixer, etc. The fact that Apple just drops apps without thinking makes me nervous. I love their h
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Lance Moody liked this 1 month ago
Re: Death of Aperture-FCPX Next?
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Herb Sevush "No, its not a linguistic convention, it's a distortion of a linguistic convention, used only by editors who need to feel better about their choice of NLE." Non-destructive timelines are
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Erik Freid liked this 4 weeks ago
do adobe hold multiple software monopolies?
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 months ago
if so, are adobe exploiting those software monopolies does their new stance with unstable remote DRM represent an exploitation of that understood monopoly where it applies that there is nothing left t
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Jim Wiseman liked this 2 months ago
Re: do adobe hold multiple software monopolies?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
God help us! The Adobe robot droids are marching over the hill near my house! They're the size of buildings! All is lost! They're about to............ Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media w
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Erik Freid liked this 1 month ago
On-set DIT SAN/Finalshare?
by Chris Ratledge 2 months ago
Conceptualizing a solution for my on-set DIT needs for faster storage accessable via more than one machine, to divvy up the workload for RAW cinema workflows. Concerns: 1) camera originals securely in
Re: On-set DIT SAN/Finalshare?
by Jeremy Garchow 1 month ago
I am on set right now assisting with Phantom footage. There is literally a mountain of data. If you are serious about this, I'd look in to one of the companies that is offering all in one systems, whe
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Alexa XT and LTO5 project
by Michael Intile 1 month ago
I am working on a film in a remote location in South America. The production is really set on shooting ARRI RAW with the Alexa XT. Normally I would have my DIT cart with readers and RAID set up. I usu
Re: Alexa XT and LTO5 project
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
MLogic MTape running PreRoll Post from Imagine Products. One little thunderbolt cable connection. How simple can you make this Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
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More Professional Alternative to Vimeo
by Brittany DeLillo 3 months ago
I work at a small production company. Right now we have a Vimeo Pro account that we use to host and share our edits with clients. (For docs and other files, we use a mix of Google Drive and WeTransfer
Re: More Professional Alternative to Vimeo
by Erik Freid 1 month ago
There are a ton of options I have always liked MediaSilo (disclosure, former employee) I will say they still offer the best bang for the buck in your price range of say 100 month or less starting, and
I Thought Html5 Solved Everything With Online Video?
by Ken Fisher 2 years ago
Or perhaps I'm hoping it does. Case in point. I'm developing a video platform that deals with one subject only, but as I rolled it out a few days ago I began hearing spotted reports the video (on home
Re: I Thought Html5 Solved Everything With Online Video?
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
Now you know why Android support is so tough, literally millions of possible combinations. I hate to say it but you are probably better off creating a youtube channel and just embedding youtube player
Sending large fils over the net. Film 50 min
by Trevor Hughes 2 years ago
Hi How dose one send large fils best over the net. Have a film to be shown in the USA and thinking of sending over the internet. I know of the free service, but this needs to go fast and arrival in on
Re: Sending large fils over the net. Film 50 min
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
Hi Angelo, I tired it, it took about 5 hours for a 7.5 GB file, up and another 4.5 hours down. so it worked but very slow average 285KB sec. Using my service it took 2 hours up and 1.5 hours down abou
Video distribution for end user downloading - like I Stock sort of
by Anthony Barkdoll 2 years ago
My company needs to be able to distribute lots of b-roll footage for people to download and use for editing. Currently we use Vimeo Pro but we need to step it up big time. Vimeo has an uploading limit
Re: Video distribution for end user downloading - like I Stock sort of
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
Hi Anthony, MediaSilo (disclosure I work there) has a number of clients that use us for stock footage distribution, either our native app or a custom built front end based on our API. We support prore
Live IP Camera Solution?
by Jeff Tocci 2 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm trying to figure out the best way to transmit a live, IP-based camera to my community television station. Basically, I want to put a camera in the center of our town that we can use a
Re: Live IP Camera Solution?
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
Here is one: $500 720P the 1080 Version is $650 http: www.y-cam.com y-cam-bullet-hd Erik Freid MediaSilo, Inc 207 South Street Third Floor Boston, MA 02111 t. 617.423.6200, m. 617.306.8632, f. 617.507
How do I convert NTSC to PAL, SD (ntsc) and HD 1080i to PAL uncompressed QT,
by jay agoglia 2 years ago
Hi COW community, I have a apple pro res qt file both SD and HD (1080I) I need to create a PAL uncompressed video file. SD = 1024 x 576 uncompressed QT HD = 1920 x 1080 uncompressed QT I have at my ha
Re: How do I convert NTSC to PAL, SD (ntsc) and HD 1080i to PAL uncompressed QT,
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
I believe Flipfactory can keep the captioning between SD-HD conversion, not too sure about standards conversion, but I would start there. Erik Freid MediaSilo, Inc 207 South Street Third Floor Boston,
23.98fps to PAL DigitBeta, matching TC
by Vishesh Mankal 2 years ago
Hi, I have a project shot and edited at 23.98 fps. The project will need to be shown on TV and the client needs a DIGIBETA PAL (25fps) for the same. My question is this, how do I ensure that the Timec
Re: 23.98fps to PAL DigitBeta, matching TC
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
it will never match 100% while you may start at hour 1 for a long TRT project it will slowly drift out as the 1 frame sec difference accumulates. you should not worry it is fine and expected, just mak
1080: i vs p - and framerates - what to use??
by stu aull 2 years ago
Damn, this seems basic but have jumped from 25yrs of Beta SD into RED and now trying to come up to speed with format recording options. Beyond what a specific client may request for framerates and for
Re: 1080: i vs p - and framerates - what to use??
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
Not bad advice above. Progressive capture is superior to interlaced especially if you have to do compositing in edit. Interlacing after to deliver a "i" version looks better than de-interlaing after t
Any good Live HTML5 encoding programs?
by Andrew Johnson 2 years ago
Hi, First post here. So I am looking for a live HTML5 audio video (or just audio) encoder software. We are looking for something along the lines of Quicktime Broadcaster, Flash Media Live Encoder, or
Re: Any good Live HTML5 encoding programs?
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
HTML5 is a web language framework not a video codec. It is up to the player on your site and what codecs it can handle and still be HTML5 compliant which is nebulous target and can basically be almost
Settings to project HD, Motion graphics heavy video at conference
by Ashley vonClausburg 2 years ago
Hi, At my company's conference this weekend we will be projecting a minute-long promo video. I am clueless about what compression resolution file-type will be best and am in desperate need of advice.
Re: Settings to project HD, Motion graphics heavy video at conference
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
you would get better quality using your MBP because you could go displayport to DVI ( $30 dongle at apple store) to the projector directly and skip the scaler (which does not have DVI in I believe. If
Using ProRes 422 for Archiving
by Mark Walczak 2 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm looking to save some hard drive space on my server and am interested in archiving all of my personal projects in ProRes 422. They're all currently uncompressed AVIs, and typically hav
Re: Using ProRes 422 for Archiving
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
Archive should always be the best file type you can provide, quality tends to go up not down, so for best reuse a virgin minimally transcoded file is best. Storage especially via tape drive is getting
URL question - link to download and NOT stream video
by Mark Palmos 2 years ago
Hello guys, I have some videos for a client on dropbox, but when they click on the link, it tries to stream from the dropbox account, which I don't want as it does not stream properly and they want it
Re: URL question - link to download and NOT stream video
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
I have used in in FF and chrome with no problem, never touch IE anymore outside of bug testing our product. Erik Freid MediaSilo, Inc 207 South Street Third Floor Boston, MA 02111 t. 617.423.6200, m.
codec for pay-per-view .mov??
by Ben Ged Low 3 years ago
I want to prep a number of my own films to be hosted on a website as pay-per-view options. I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to prep a Quicktime (in whatever format) so as it will disintegrat
Re: codec for pay-per-view .mov??
by Erik Freid 2 years ago
Dynamic link. A URL created on the fly (example at the at point of purchase) linking to content you wish to sell. Since it is a one time link it can be made to expire, also it will not be searchable v
mac shared storage
by Paul Provost 3 years ago
we have always used direct attached storage (which we build ourselves - sas raids, esata raids, usual stuff), but are building a system where likely a shared storage solution will be needed. nothing m
Re: mac shared storage
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Hi Bob, Having worked with San Solutions at the last Broadcast facility I worked at, I can give them a big thumbs up. If you need mission critical (Ie ready to air), zero down time and bulletproof, th
Sending HUGE files around
by George Mauro 3 years ago
Hi all, A question about using freelance shooters and sending their footage to my office to edit in FCP7. In the very near future we are going to need to have HD footage sent via FTP, i'm guessing, fr
Re: Sending HUGE files around
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Hi George, See this cross post form the digital delivery group. http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 312 11 Basically for files over 4-6GB to have regular transfer success you will have to go UDP (Ap
Shooting 4:3 4k, transoding to 2k.. what would be the correct dimensions?
by James Dineen 3 years ago
We're shooting with an AR of 4:3 tomorrow, 4.5k raw. I'm going to take care of the transcoding through redcinex but am curious, what resolution should I choose for 2k Does it matter what the aspect ra
Re: Shooting 4:3 4k, transoding to 2k.. what would be the correct dimensions?
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
4:3 is basically full aperture for 35MM. I would transcode with a matte that represents the shooting aspect ratio your DP is framing for and have hims shoot a framing chart (ie 1:85, 16:9 2:35, 2:40)w
Avid Media Composer and sharing media on a SAN
by David Parker 3 years ago
Can someone help me out here: I am coming from Final Cut Pro, and I don't really understand how Avid MC deals with media files. In researching a SAN solution I see references to things like "Virtualiz
Re: Avid Media Composer and sharing media on a SAN
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
David, What we are trying to tell you is that there is no way in Avid to just point to media on a SAN and just "use it" unless you have only one Avid on your SAN. It is not about project sharing, it i
4 camera live feed for peanuts?
by Olly Lawer 3 years ago
Hi, I'm shooting a documentary at the moment. All the money for the shoot is coming from sponsorship, which isn't much at the moment. The owners of the franchise (it's a franchise of a national beauty
Re: 4 camera live feed for peanuts?
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
I also doubt your location will have the bandwidth to stream up HD @ 25 mbit. Your choice of quality has to be based on your locations dedicated upload bandwidth for this event. Erik Freid MediaSilo,
Tricaster export
by Jeff Heck 3 years ago
Hi all. I did a search of the forum but found nothing. Here's my issue. I have a client who lost an employee due to a car accident, he's out for some time. They have about six hours of footage that wa
Re: Tricaster export
by Craig Seeman 3 years ago
Don't confuse wrappers with codecs. It's such a fundamental issue that I think it should be a 101 of editing. I have no problem editing DV.avi in FCP7 for example yet there are many .mov that won't wo
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Erik Freid liked this 3 years ago
Sharing Video Files With Clients
by Peter Wiley 3 years ago
I'd really like to know how people are sharing video files with clients. I have doing some work for a large company whose network IT arrangements apparently won't allow it's employees to see vimeo or
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Re: Sharing Video Files With Clients
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Focus Mediashare was powered by MediaSilo, Once VITEC bought Focus Enhancements they discontinued the service and all existing clients migrated to MediaSilo. Check us out we will be releasing a new ve
What happened to the APIs Apple was going to release in the next "few weeks"?
by Helmut Kobler 3 years ago
Apple published its Final Cut Pro X FAQ in late June, and in that document, it said it would release APIs so third parties could add XML support. See here (and scroll down to Export): http: www.apple.
Re: What happened to the APIs Apple was going to release in the next "few weeks"?
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
Sean Cole "Realistic uses - I mean, if you want it to convert to EDL, what do you need the EDL for...... What DO people want EDLs for these days " Pretty much every colorist and DI house works with E
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Erik Freid liked this 3 years ago
Avid
by Chris Tomberlin 3 years ago
Does anyone here know or think that AVID's general move to a more open architecture will extend to SANs There are some relatively inexpensive, flexible san configurations that currently won't work wit
Re: Avid
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Hi Chris, Look at Editshare & Facilis both work with Avid, and have for a long time. Also commandsoft Fibrejet as Avid friendly SAN admin. As far a as having a Unity or ISIS management on a third part
Broadcast Tips
by Ian Webb 3 years ago
Hello all. I recently got a job as a finishing editor for a local Cooking Show in Sacramento, CA. It's my responsibility to make sure the entire video is broadcast safe...this is very new to me. I kno
Re: Broadcast Tips
by Dave LaRonde 3 years ago
Got a Vectorscope and Waveform Monitor Dave LaRonde Sr. Promotion Producer KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA
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Adding a Copyright to the Metadata
by Dan Mott 3 years ago
Hello everyone! I was wondering if I could get some advice. The company I work for wants to add a copyright to the metadata of all final exported videos. We currently have Final Cut Server which we us
Re: Adding a Copyright to the Metadata
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Compressor can do it manually in the inspector under "additional information" tab next to "A V attributes", it even has import option. But you may have to write a script or automation if you want it t
Creative COW podcast on FCPX: Nonsense, disinformation and FUD
by Melanie Brands 3 years ago
Dear COW, I just listened to the latest podcast titled "Why we can't use FCPX" by two "experts" Rich and Walter and couldn't believe my ears. The amount of nonsense that one of them was spewing almost
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Lance Moody liked this 3 years ago
Re: Creative COW podcast on FCPX: Nonsense, disinformation and FUD
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
I do have to say as standard Ops practice no edit graphics workstation (anything with client content) should even be hooked up to the internet, so how do you expect to access the app store to begin wi
Remember when Apple dropped floppy drives?
by Harry Pallenberg 3 years ago
Remember when Apple dropped floppy drives How about Flash on iPhones Feels like the same thing here - they are always ahead of the curve - even to the point of angering customers. In reality I figure
Re: Remember when Apple dropped floppy drives?
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Actually I do and it was a pain in the ass. I had to start emailing myself EDL's (CMX3600 and the like) to another computer so I could put them on a floppy to get them into an online bays edit compute
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FCPX and SAN
by Gregorio Paolini 3 years ago
Bob, assuming that Final Cut Pro X is a mess; but hoping - I don't know if it will be an illusion - that it can be upgraded in the next months ( ) for professionals can you confirm that it is impossib
Re: FCPX and SAN
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Hi Bob, I know this is a little OT for this forum but I would love your take on discontinuing FCSvr, in a SAN environment, or any file based workflow you need to track assets. Nothing on the market ca
Artbox dies twice
by John McVey 3 years ago
That's all Final Cut Server was - a Proximity Artbox ported to the Mac with the use of Compressor for transcoding. The PostgreSQL database archtecture, the Java UI, the XML schema for updating metadat
Re: Artbox dies twice
by John McVey 3 years ago
Look, Artbox is still cranking away at many TV stations, over six years after it was installed with zero updates since then. Final Cut Server is Artbox, so I don't see any reason why it could not repl
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Cheap solution for sharing AVID Media on 2 systems
by Conno van Wijk 3 years ago
I am looking for a cheap solution to share media between 2 AVID systems. Currently we do the same for FCP using a MacPro with plain old file sharing. This seems to work reasonably stable and fast as l
Re: Cheap solution for sharing AVID Media on 2 systems
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Your right Bob, sometimes I forget, but I would never trust my media to something unproven, penny wise, pound foolish in my opinion. Erik Freid MediaSilo, Inc 207 South Street Third Floor Boston, MA 0
FCSrv custom thumbnails
by Benjamin Nowicki 3 years ago
I've been haunting the forums for some time now and I come across conflicting information. I'm currently working for a non-profit (The Art Directors Guild) setting up an archive. We're looking to impl
Re: FCSrv custom thumbnails
by Andrew Richards 3 years ago
Benjamin, That's my post from Xsanity you're referencing. You've got a couple options, and I'm sorry if this may sound harsh. There are very few FCSvr gurus out there, and far fewer who can pull off w
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SD, HD, Title Safe and Center Cut Question
by Ben Murphy 3 years ago
Hello All, Quick question. Normally, we shoot and edit in HD for all of our broadcast work. Most of the stations that we provide masters to take HD, so all is good there. For the ones that require SD,
Re: SD, HD, Title Safe and Center Cut Question
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Yes, Protect for center cut title safe SD, very few broadcasters will show letterboxed SD content. It does constrain the creative use of the canvas, and looks a little silly in HD. Look at any of the
Best way to archive my P2 HD footage
by Konrad De Lange 3 years ago
Hi, I need some help to find a cost effective solution to backup my P2 HD footage. We are a small operation with only two edit suites running FCP 6 on 8 core macs with OSX 10.6.2. I have been looking
Re: Best way to archive my P2 HD footage
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Check out Cache-A http: cache-a.com While there is some upfront Capital cost, the LTO-5 tapes themselves are huge bang for your Terabyte ( $70 per 1.5 TB cassette, and will get cheaper fast). LTO is s
Restarting Hung edit proxy render
by Cory Christman 3 years ago
Hello, We have FCS running on a mac mini server. I also have a cluster set up with two Mac Pros (4 core & 8 Core) that is set to process all the proxies. Over the weekend we started it ingesting a pro
Re: Restarting Hung edit proxy render
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Hi Cory, Do you have your system set up for rendering as a QMaster cluster Erik Erik Freid MediaSilo, Inc 207 South Street Third Floor Boston, MA 02111 t. 617.423.6200, m. 617.306.8632, f. 617.507.857
Video color consistency across browsers
by Guillaume Chadaillac 3 years ago
Hi guys! I am shooting with a 7d. Encoding in prores LT for editing and color correcting in final cut. I am using a matrox box to do my color correction on a Sony Bravia 47'. So far so good. Everythin
Re: Video color consistency across browsers
by Craig Seeman 3 years ago
First if you really believe browsers are having an impact then check on a calibrated computer monitor (NOT HDTV) using each browser making sure they are using the same player on the website. You can't
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News: MediaSilo Announces Preview Of Version 3 Platform
by Cow News Droid 3 years ago
Next Generation of Cloud-Based Video Content Management and Collaboration Solution to be Unveiled at NAB 2011 (Boston, Massachusetts--March 28, 2011) MediaSilo, Inc., a cloud-based asset management an
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Boston Web company seeking individual with transcribing ecperience
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Web company seeks intelligent individual with transcribing experience for market research project to begin IMMEDIATELY. Requirements: strong computer skills exceptional typing skills transcribing expe
HD Playback Solution
by Richard Kuenneke 3 years ago
I need to playback high definition files on my HDTV without access to the Internet or a computer. Any suggestions for a piece of hardware that could do that So far the best solution I can find is a Pl
Re: HD Playback Solution
by Jason Brown 3 years ago
Careful using the apple tv setting, its encoding to a non-square pixel aspect ratio (960x720 I believe). Not all devices pick up on that metadata...always best to use square pixels when converting for
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Join MediaSilo at NAB for real world workflows and a V3 preview
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Join us for one of the sessions on Battle Tested Final Cut Server workflows during NAB at the Courtyard Marriot, across from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Seating is limited so register now. We als
Re: Join MediaSilo at NAB for real world workflows and a V3 preview
by Ralph Hajik 3 years ago
Hi Erik, NAB 2011 is going to be an exciting and very busy event for all of us. Thanks for information. Happy Travels Ralph Hajik :-)
obtaining uncompressed HD 1080 clips
by Alan Johnson 3 years ago
Hi I work with a company that develops RAID hardware and I am looking for a source for uncompressed HD )1080P, 2K etc). The requirement for HD uncompressed is to stress the RAID system and demonstrate
Re: obtaining uncompressed HD 1080 clips
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
You will have a hard time finding them online to download for two main reasons. First you are looking at files that are between 10-15GB per minute (175-250 Megabyte sec) so are huge and not easy to do
Ideas for a server
by Emanuel Ach 3 years ago
Hi, I usually end up with 1-2 full harddrives of DV lectures to edit. I would like to put those 2 hardrives on a server and edit them with FCP using a local network. And at this point ideally would be
Re: Ideas for a server
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
FCSVR can help you manage your materials but what you are looking for is a SAN network environment to allow file sharing (and project sharing if you need). I suggest you repost this in the SAN forum h
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e-commerce web front end for FCSvr
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
We just came up with a great FCSvr workflow for you guys to see, it still needs a little polishing but past beta test. http: blog.mediasilo.com news ecommerce-solution-for-final-cut-server-asset-libra
Online Video Content Management Suggestions
by Paul Kreuter 3 years ago
I am looking for a quality online video content management platform of some kind for posting videos for client review. A few that I found so far are: http: www.wiredrive.com http: www.mediasilo.com I
Re: Online Video Content Management Suggestions
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Hi Paul, If you want an online demo of MediaSilo please contact me I can give you an in depth tour, including our integration with Final Cut Server. Also check out our testimonials page at our site fo
Service: MediaSIlo
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Boston Massachusetts, United States Post Production   Web   Business Services MediaSIlo Post Production     Web Video Broadcasting     Transcription Services MediaSilo is
Archiving Codec
by Dan Mott 3 years ago
Hello, Our New Media Team just implemented a Final Cut Server on a SAN with 28TB of storage space available. Prior to the server, we were transcoding video to Apple Pro Res 422 at 1920x1080. These res
mass_surfer@yahoo.com
by Erik Freid 3 years ago
Hi Dan, Archiving can be a tricky thing. you really need to come up with what you want for an archive, how long you expect to maintain and keep your material, do you need disaster recovery second copi
LTO-4 and Power Mac G5
by Martin Sautter 4 years ago
Hi everybody, First I hope this is the right forum for my question. My boss asked me to bring up a solution for buying and connecting a LTO-4 drive to a Power Mac G5. I googled the last 5 hours to get
Re: LTO-4 and Power Mac G5
by Tom Bucknall 4 years ago
David, a hard drive's shelf is at best 3 years, provided you spin it up once a year to ensure it's still working. An LTO's shelf life is 30 years, slightly more useful for archiving media.
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