Digital Storage & Organization
How To Get + Keep Your Sh*t Together
This short video provides a quick breakdown of your digital storage and management options. I recommend investing in the following storage devices and always making a backup of your video content.
TIME SAVING TIP: If you save your video files to the external HD during editing, your computer will operate a LOT faster.
Don’t ever edit a file that’s stored directly on your computer. Keep your video and audio files stored on the external HD and save your edits there.
HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR DIGITAL FILES
I will rename them immediately to:
Video: Liz’s Welcome.mov
Audio: Liz’s Welcome.mp3
This way when I outsource this to an editor, or when I come back to edit the files myself, I don’t need to waste time finding the matching files.
And because I’m batch filming, this process really should not take more than about 20-30 minutes MAX.
I also recommend storing your content in organized folders on your external HD, and always making a backup copy on a second external HD just in case.
TIME SAVING TIP: When uploading your content, to have a quick “preview” of the file (i.e. to see what the nameless file is without having to open the full file and slow down your computer’s processing speed), you can tap the space bar on most computers and it’ll open a quick preview where you can see what the content is.
BEST STORAGE OPTIONS
64 GB SD cards
Get at least 2 of these, or you can also opt for 32 GB cards (less storage)
Get 2 of these, you’ll need them long term, for storage backups and for editing!
If you have a mic that uses AA batteries, get at least 1 of these. You’ll go through them quickly.