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How do most people store/manage their video?
397 23 2017-4-20 13:49:14
Hagbard
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[size=14.6667px]I notice when many people share their video it is via a Dropbox link. Is this where most people keep their video? It seems kind of hard to organize/manage in a file system. Are there any good apps that make it easy to store, organize, and share? Thanks in advance!
2017-4-20 13:49:14
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microlinux
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Google Drive works well for me.
2017-4-20 13:59:13
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Punchbuggy
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Hagbard, I can't speak for others, but I only upload my videos to the cloud when I want to share them. They are too large to distribute via email, so I provide links from Dropbox or Google Drive (I use both). If I just want to publish for general viewing, I'll post on Facebook or Youtube.

Otherwise, I have a 4-drive NAS on my home network where I store all of my raw footage and processed videos. I manage them just using folder structures.
2017-4-20 14:21:02
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KM5RG-Robert
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Harddrives, normal folders. Share on YT.  Never FB, too lossy (only links on FB to YT).
2017-4-20 14:25:01
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Aardvark
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Similar to Punchbuggy here, I have 2 x 4TB drives in a NAS set up in RAID1 configuration (where one drive is a clone of the other for data security). I have only used dropbox for fie sharing, cloud storage is a good idea. But I prefer to keep my files under my own control.
2017-4-20 15:14:58
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I use YouTube, and have years of videos there.  Another site is Flickr - I believe it has no max space limits for their users.
2017-4-20 18:34:20
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StanfordWebbie Posted at 2017-4-20 18:34
I use YouTube, and have years of videos there.  Another site is Flickr - I believe it has no max space limits for their users.

I drop all my videos and photos in a dedicated folder on my Windows PC which then gets automatically relocated to separate video and photo folders on a NAS at the end of each week. All those videos on the NAS are then shared with local network devices via a DLNA server on the NAS or via direct access to the folders on the NAS itself.
2017-4-20 21:11:43
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JockC Posted at 2017-4-20 21:11
I drop all my videos and photos in a dedicated folder on my Windows PC which then gets automatically relocated to separate video and photo folders on a NAS at the end of each week. All those videos on the NAS are then shared with local network devices via a DLNA server on the NAS or via direct access to the folders on the NAS itself.

Your TLAs are not familiar to me.  (TLA = Three Letter Acronym)  ;)
2017-4-20 21:22:38
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ibuyufo
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I keep them in my rack server at home.
2017-4-20 21:45:31
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PartsGuy
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I keep all of mine on a 9TB Seagate expansion drive. Since my Mavic and Phantom 4 are set to continuous file naming and I started the mavic later there is no conflict in filenames.
2017-4-21 04:43:06
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markdaviesmedia
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I wrestle with this also but I have settled on a workable compromise for now. Here's my set up:

I have an iMac with a 1 TB hybrid drive and a 2 TB external HD. I prefer to edit with Final Cut Pro X on the iMac but I also occasionally use a MacBook Air or an iPad Pro and do some basic editing in Photos or iMovie.

I have a Google account with (essentially) unlimited space.

First, I usually drag the original files (usually video files) onto the iMac hard drive and from there I open the files with QuickTime, and scan and select clips and then save them separately. Simple process using QuickTime.

The selected clips, which will be used in Final Cut, go to a folder that remains on the local drive.

The original clips go to a separate folder - usually with some reference to the date and content: "04_18_2017 - Main Street Property". That folder is moved to a folder with similar, original videos and it is synced to Google Drive (copy in the cloud, copy saved locally). That folder is also copied off to the external drive. Eventually, I unsync that folder from Google Drive to free up local drive space but it remains on Google Drive and it remains on the external drive.

Eventually, I am going to get tight on local space because of the amassed selected clips but I'll probably do the same thing with them - offload to the external and upload to the Google Drive cloud space.

HTH.

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2017-4-21 05:05:26
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Meme_master
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I have 2 TB hard drive
It's more than enough for me
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2017-4-21 07:35:20
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Mark The Droner
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KM5RG-Robert Posted at 2017-4-20 14:25
Harddrives, normal folders. Share on YT.  Never FB, too lossy (only links on FB to YT).

+1 .....................
2017-4-21 07:38:18
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AllanFG
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I store them on my computer and I have a cloud backup solution (crashplan.com)
2017-4-21 09:30:47
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Cobra44Magnum
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I keep the original, unedited files on a 2nd RAID array on my PC and a copy on my 8-drive Synology NAS. Finished videos are stored on my Microsoft OneDrive in the "Public" folder. Most of my stuff is 4K and I don't like the quality degradation of YouTube's compression. OneDrive also allows people to easily download for offline viewing.  I do upload some of the finished videos to YouTube but I like to use copyrighted music. Some copyrighted music just causes advertisements to be displayed but others cause the audio to be stripped out.
2017-4-21 10:38:58
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FuZZyPiLOT
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2 X NAS @ 8TB each and Youtube for videos i feel like sharing.
2017-4-21 10:42:28
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dazza.uk
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All my files are stored on computer and organised into pictures and videos and then by date.

To share drop box or you tube.
2017-4-21 11:37:15
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KM5RG-Robert
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StanfordWebbie Posted at 2017-4-20 21:22
Your TLAs are not familiar to me.  (TLA = Three Letter Acronym)  ;)

Another definition for 'via' is 'by way of'.   HTH


;-)
2017-4-21 15:05:19
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Dave Kent
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Buy a hard drive and you'll never have to worry about losing any video and I'ts always right there no matter what.
2017-4-21 15:39:34
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DroneGuyEd
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I have a Western Digital 8TB RAID system on my WIndows PC.  Anything I care about is stored there for redundancy.  Selected videos are also uploaded to FB or YT for sharing as needed.  Named folders there helps sort out the data by time frame and topic.

A second 8TB RAID system is connected to the macOS side, but that is not related to video data.  

I also have a couple of 4TB Western DIgital systems for other data.  One is cloud based for remote access and the other for older backups.

I use Time Machine on the macOS side for backups and NovaBackup on the PC side for anything else that matters that is not stored on the RAID systems (like the SSD boot drive).
2017-4-22 00:06:33
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Hagbard
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DroneGuyEd Posted at 2017-4-22 00:06
I have a Western Digital 8TB RAID system on my WIndows PC.  Anything I care about is stored there for redundancy.  Selected videos are also uploaded to FB or YT for sharing as needed.  Named folders there helps sort out the data by time frame and topic.

A second 8TB RAID system is connected to the macOS side, but that is not related to video data.  

You are not messing around. That is a serious setup.  How much video have you accumulated in terms of file size?
2017-4-24 14:22:58
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Hagbard Posted at 2017-4-24 14:22
You are not messing around. That is a serious setup.  How much video have you accumulated in terms of file size?

My setup is more focused on software development than drone files.  The clear goal is to never lose a single byte of anything I care about.  That includes software source code, misc data files, lots of pictures via conventional digital cameras...and drone files.  Today I have about 400GB of drone data, which is growing by the day.
2017-4-25 01:19:02
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Punchbuggy
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StanfordWebbie Posted at 2017-4-20 21:22
Your TLAs are not familiar to me.  (TLA = Three Letter Acronym)  ;)

NAS = Network Attached Storage. Essentially, a bunch of hard drives accessible by devices on the network (or remotely, if capable and enabled).
DLNA = Digital Living Network Alliance. A protocol used to share digital data between multimedia devices. Typically used by a media streamer (which include smart TVs and current-generation Bluray players) to access and play files stored on a DLNA-supporting NAS or PC.
2017-4-25 15:16:35
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Punchbuggy Posted at 2017-4-20 14:21
Hagbard, I can't speak for others, but I only upload my videos to the cloud when I want to share them. They are too large to distribute via email, so I provide links from Dropbox or Google Drive (I use both). If I just want to publish for general viewing, I'll post on Facebook or Youtube.

Otherwise, I have a 4-drive NAS on my home network where I store all of my raw footage and processed videos. I manage them just using folder structures.

exact same here
2017-4-25 16:03:57
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