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  • Eric Strand

    May 22, 2023 at 2:46 pm in reply to: Data ‘migration’ as a fact of (data) life

    Thanks Neil, those numbers are very helpful when trying to do calculations, especially looking 5 years into the future.

  • Eric Strand

    May 20, 2023 at 4:20 pm in reply to: Data ‘migration’ as a fact of (data) life

    Neil, thanks for your insights. As I’ve gone back down the rabbit hole of archive and storage I’ve been reminded that storage and archiving cannot be all three of cheap, easy, quick.

    We have 200 LTO-5 tapes backed up through Retrospect and probably 200-300 LaCie Rugged desktop drives. Fortunately we’re still able to recover using Retrospect and the LaCie drives have been holding up. Our company needs to make decisions regarding footage for defunct clients. I don’t think they’re going to want to spend the money to transfer it to new storage; there’s no contracts I know of that we would save their footage indefinitely.

    I like the idea of an SSD hot storage, 180TB Nearline, then LTO 9 autoloader/library now that LTO capacity has reached 18TB per tape. Realizing we’re either paying to migrate in the future, or paying yearly to use the cloud providers.

    If money was no object I’d go with AWS glacier deep in US West and Google archive in US Central since Google can rehydrate in seconds.

    What are you using for software to do storage tiering?

  • Eric Strand

    May 20, 2023 at 12:58 am in reply to: LTO Archive vs Near line storage

    Welp, little short of 5 years later, little did we know what was coming in 2020…

    20TB HDD’s are indeed out, B&H offering 20TB Seagate Exos drives for $369. LTO 9 is out with 18TB native capacity, pretty tempting. Hedge is still around; I’m also seeing Symply’s name come up pretty often. Seems like companies are slowly starting to swing back from cloud to on-prem for compute and storage. The company I’m at has a Synology 3400, still working on an archive solution. Looks like we’ll be moving to iconik for MAM.

  • Eric Strand

    March 1, 2023 at 2:57 pm in reply to: Need help exporting the Metadata of all assets

    Did you ever figure this out? I’m curious as well.

  • Eric Strand

    July 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm in reply to: Animating butterflies

    Kevin, thank you for the explanation and reply. My EP just asked about randomness for the flapping, you’re a mind-reader! Thanks

  • Are you planning to edit off of the NAS? If so you’ll want to find out the model, and how old it and the hard drives in it are.

    One of the issues you may run into is trying to convert 32-bit codecs if you’re on MacOS Catalina or newer. Is that the case for you? If you convert old videos/DVDs etc, depending what they were digitized to, ProRes may end up being huge.

    Can you start removing duplicates by using a program like Gemini 2?

  • Hi Steven,

    Sounds like you’re searching for both storage and an asset management system?

    What is brand and model of NAS you’re currently using?

    You mentioned a lot of the files are on the NAS, but what do you estimate the total size of the archive is?

    Can you give an idea of the old formats and codecs?


  • Eric Strand

    April 2, 2020 at 2:39 pm in reply to: streaming video – sony a73 – OBS


    For the camera you’re going to need to actually pass the video signal into the computer using something like the Elgato Cam Link or Blackmagic Mini Recorder. The Sony program only passes data back and forth, not video.

    For the audio, you’ll need a TRS to TRRS adapter


  • Eric Strand

    April 1, 2020 at 3:47 pm in reply to: 59.94 timecode

    Thanks Bryson, look forward to reading what you find on your end.


  • Eric Strand

    March 25, 2020 at 8:03 pm in reply to: Evaluating Standards Conversion NTSC to PAL

    **Moved this post over in the Broadcasting forum**

    Hi, hoping someone sees this post. Would files converted from NTSC to PAL in Adobe Media Encoder pass QC from broadcasters like BBC or other European broadcasters? Thanks


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