I Need Help Fast!

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  1. JESUSfreakPUNK macrumors newbie

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    I'm editing very large video files and am saving the "raw" files on an external harddrive... As the files are so large, my external drive was quickly filled... I've tried using compress, but it doesn't seem to make the space any less consumed...I thought that's what compression did?

    Please help me out!

    I really need the space, and fast!

    Al!x
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Compression can only save so much space. Nothing will magically make an inadequate hard drive larger.

    You need a bigger hard drive.
     
  3. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    RAW has it's advantages but it also has it's disadvantages. You want to save RAW you better get a bigger hard drive. Let me reword that. A much bigger hard drive...
     
  4. JESUSfreakPUNK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No kidding
     
  5. JESUSfreakPUNK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But it doesn't seem to be saving ANY space...

    When I get the info on some of the files i want it tells me how many GB it is...I compress, and the .zip file is the game size as the files were before compression...
     
  6. NightGeometry macrumors regular

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    It's possible that the RAW file is already compressed, in which case zipping it up won't save any space, and could actually take up slightly more.

    What camera are the RAW files from?
     
  7. QwertyPants macrumors newbie

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  8. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Media files are always compressed to some level so compression software will only ever have a minimal effect. Buy a bigger drive.
     
  9. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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