Whether you’re a beginner or a professional in photography or video, the most important thing for you, especially if you do this for commercial purposes, is to deliver your photos or filming to the client.
Now the result is up to you and your skills, how many things you learned, and how many clips you’ve watched on YouTube (yes, you can learn the video or video from A to Z on YouTube).
It is important to respond to the real life you learned, after watching a clip or reading a tutorial, grab it and repeat it until you know it by the way.
The luck of those who start shooting or filming today is that they can experience what they want. The information is digital and you no longer have the boundaries of the movie or video tape. This digital information is stored on most cameras on SD cards. It is the most popular format for storing photos and filming that there is hardly any laptop without a card reader.
Okay, without the latest generation of laptops from Apple. I do not understand why, especially because many buy them for the very good screen, for use in photo or video editing.
Now, the biggest headaches you can have is to lose your photos to the studio. If you have a paid movie say 1000 euros, or maybe even more, with more people, an actor, an assistant, and possibly the client and two more three helpers, if you lost the movie, you are the only one responsible.
So make a backup! When the recording is complete, it copies all the cards to an external HDD and does not delete them. So you have two children that I recommend you keep separate.
Cards, in a pouch or protective case, on your person and possibly your HDD in your backpack. Preferably not photo, which is more targeted by thieves in the back of the car.
Just one example.
Imagine what you got to the studio copy your photos and photos from your computer cards, possibly a cloud if you have one. Now you have three copies of the files and you can sit still.
SD Cards have two big and wide problems. The first is that they can break quite easily if you do not maneuver them carefully or simply because of wear. It’s crackling, it’s mostly pricked at the corners, and you can not use it anymore.
The easiest solution is to take care of them. Point. Take care of how you put them and remove them from the room and also from a reader card. This is the first rule.
The second problem is speed. The SD standard is quite limited to this chapter. It’s enough to write the files on the card but it’s slow when you want to copy it to it. By way of example, we can shoot up to 55 minutes on a 64GB card. Our rooms support two cards simultaneously, so a maximum of 1 hour and 50 minutes. Writing is not a problem, we stand for 1 hour and 50 minutes. However, even with 100MB / s, you will spend about 10-12 minutes for each card. Multiplied by 6 cards because sometimes we also use three rooms, you have more than an hour to spend in front of your computer just to copy cards. just stay at the shooting location, not to say in the studio. Quite a bit if you want to get started quickly and you need to convert your 4K files into a format that you can work more easily in the Premiere. For us, these hours count during the day.
In some rooms you can meet the QXD or Compact Flash or CFast standard, faster, more reli- able, but found more on cameras from 3000 euros up.
Recently, however, I found some faster SD cards. Sensibly more expensive, about 100 euros for a single one of 64 GB. We took 10, to be sure it would make our business more efficient and do it. Now we can copy the information on the 6 cards I mentioned above in maximum 20 minutes. Of course, on a SSD with a write and read speed of more than 300MB / s than those cards. It works just as well in any photo camera, but copying from them also uses a second row of compatible reader pins. I have this in my laptop, and our readers also work on USB 3.1.