Buying a hard drive for Full HD editing

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Schack, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Schack macrumors newbie

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    We're shooting a short film on a Canon 5D and I'm about to buy a hard drive to do the editing on. I'm on a budget here but I will buy what we need to get the job done.

    Also the initial editing will be done in FCP 7.0.3 on a MBP 13" 2.53 ghz, 9400M, 4GB Ram. I'm assuming the MBP will be fine for log and transfer as well as initial timeline building, but what can I expect in terms of bottlenecks with this machine? Apart from color grading, I don't think there will much else in terms of effects.

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. hsilver macrumors regular

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    Almost any Hard Drive with 800 FireWire will be adequate if you edit your material in ProRes422. May get a speed boost with a dual drive RAID 0 like CalDigit VR but one drive should be adequate. I buy drives from Other World Computing. Very reliable and very good support and warranties. Often free 2-3 day shipping.
     
  3. Matty-p macrumors regular

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    Take a look at g-tech they are cheaper than the website just goggle g tech all there stuff comes with a really longwarrenty they are good quality a good brand and there all fw800
     
  4. Schack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for the help, guys. I just saw a nice deal on a 1TB Glyph, I think I'm gonna go for it:)
     

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