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Old February 21st, 2009, 12:43 AM   #1
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Hi Folks,

Can someone please tell me how much drive space I would need to hold 40 hours of 1080 footage from the EX1?

I'm looking at these for storage and backup:
LaCie | 500GB Rugged All-Terrain Triple Interface | 301371 | B&H

2 week shoot in the Himalayas.

Big thanks :)
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Old February 21st, 2009, 01:06 AM   #2
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16 GB gives slightly over 50 minutes, so for 40 hours you will need around 760 GB.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 01:38 AM   #3
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Well done Nick :)

My mind always aches when I have to crunch the numbers.

Anyone have any thoughts on the Lacie Rugged Drives?
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Old February 21st, 2009, 01:46 AM   #4
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Hi Folks,

Can someone please tell me how much drive space I would need to hold 40 hours of 1080 footage from the EX1?

I'm looking at these for storage and backup:
LaCie | 500GB Rugged All-Terrain Triple Interface | 301371 | B&H

2 week shoot in the Himalayas.

Big thanks :)

Take 2 with you together with a laptop that is SxS compatible. Worked for me whilst I shot a doco in Israel over Dec/Jan. Very light weight and bus powered (at least from my MacBook Pro & FW800) Backed all the data up to both drives via XDCAM EX Clip Browser every night.

After my arrival home, I again transferred the files (from one of my Ruggeds) to 2 internal drives (2 additional copies again) in my Mac Pro.

Editing of doco going great.

Best wishes for your adventure.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 02:37 AM   #5
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Sounds great David.

Big thanks and best wishes for your film :)
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Old February 21st, 2009, 03:46 AM   #6
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Its called a NEXTO 2725 + SBAC-US10 + 12V battery

Google it.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 12:06 PM   #7
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I have found the ruggeds to be the perfect drive to backup to on shoots - bus powered, big capacity for their size, and most important of all - reliable.

No major insight really - just giving credit where its due.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 02:57 PM   #8
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Most of all, be sure to put the data on two drives. If you assume that one will fail, and always make a backup, you'll be OK.
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