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Old September 12th, 2003, 01:37 PM   #1
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First: I know that this subject doesn't really fit here. I just wanted to make a " heads up " for this interseting concept.

Please check it out yourself ( and No, I'm not connected to the project )

Whats all the fuzz about:

With this piece of software you're able to backup computer datafiles ( between 8.7 - 14 gb ) onto one 60min miniDV tape.

Has tested it and rated it " very intersting, but not mature "
Sony HDR-CX130,Canon 5DMKII,i7 930@4.0, 12gb memory, 3x SSD + 2x1Tb(stripe), Geforce 480, Dual 24", Win 7 x64
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Old September 12th, 2003, 01:43 PM   #2
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Keep two very important things in mind with this technolgoy
(has been around quite some time in various programs):

1. it will add (a lot) more stress and work to your camera's heads. Which I'd rather use for video work personally

2. data verification and correction is a lot less low in a video
camera then it is in a commercial tape unit which is built for the
job! This means you can get read errors (really!) a lot faster
then with a normal tape unit and might render your backup

Then again, you might generate some PAR files of your backupped
data and store those somewhere else. Then again I'd rather
use a couple of DVD's or get a "real" streamer if I wanted to do
backups (because I do this to get my data back in 1 piece!)

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