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  • Juan Manuel Palomino Domínguez

    November 6, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Hi, my english is not the best. The point is that i need to receive 93gb in dslr video files and the person who will send it doesn’t know how to do. Of course, i either don’t know how. Is there some good and fast way to do it? Thank you in advance. Best regards!

    Juan Ma.

  • Steve Kownacki

    November 6, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    My favorite is Fast, reliable, simple, never had any issues.
    You can send up to 20GB at at time for only $8/month no long-term commitment.


  • Arnie Schlissel

    November 6, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    They should copy the files to 2 separate hard drives. Put one hard drive in a safe place. Pack up the other one for shipping. Mail (or ship) you the package.

    Post production is not an afterthought!

  • Todd Terry

    November 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I’m not sure of the file size limits, but we use Hightail for sending all big files. Works pretty flawlessly.


    Todd Terry
    Creative Director
    Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc.

  • Craig Seeman

    November 8, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    I haven’t had to transfer files that big but I’ve used Mega (not to be confused with the defunct MegaUpload) although actually the same owner.
    Free Account is 50GB so you’d want a paid account. I haven’t notices any file size limits. I’ve transferred individual files close to 10GB.

  • Ned Miller

    November 9, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Juan,

    I also use Hightail but here’s the problem: Your DPs’ upload speed at his place. 93GB is huge and will take quite awhile, many residential connections would time him out. I’m with Comcast and mine would. He should do a speed test at:

    and make sure he is getting the absolute highest upload rate his provider is charging him for. He should not use his wifi, rather, he should get his computer closer to his router and use a ethernet cable. He should also turn off all other devices that are hooked into his wifi. That file is so huge it would be best if he could do it in chunks. There’s a service called Signiant’s Media Shuttle that claims to do it seamlessly:

    Something that huge he should just ship you the hard drive.

    P.S. Everyone should do the speed test above several times a year. Very good chance your speeds are less than what you are paying for! You can then complain to your provider and get better speed or at least a refund. Often it is a matter of getting firmware updates for the router. Try it.

    Ned Miller
    Chicago Videographer

  • Juan Manuel Palomino Domínguez

    November 9, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Many thanks to all for your replies!! Well, there is not a file that weights 95 gb, i think that its all the files(lot of clips) that weight 95gb. I knew Dropbox, Drive, One Drive. They finally sent it by mediafire. But im seeing all the options here for future jobs.

  • Bob Zelin

    November 10, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Hello Juan Ma.
    your English is excellent.

    There is no FAST way to send 93 Gigabytes fast over the internet.

    Have him FedEx a disk drive.

    Bob Zelin

    Bob Zelin
    Rescue 1, Inc.

  • Rich Rubasch

    November 12, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Whew….thanks Bob for bringing some sense to this post. Really? 93 gigs? No way. Onto a 128 gig USB stick and into the Fed Ex it goes!

    Every time.

    Rich Rubasch
    Tilt Media Inc.
    Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage

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