Best External Hard Drives and Storage for Video Editing

So what is the best external hard drive and storage setups for your video files your photos and all the data that comes with creating videos on

youtube we're going to talk about that in this video hey what's up guys sean here with thick media tv helping you go further faster in media and

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subscribing to vaughn asks what are the best practices for storage on your computer I have a macbook and the videos take up so much space

help great question too vaughn now as a disclaimer I might not be the best person to actually really answer this question I do have some

solutions i've got some tips but i'm kind of a hot mess and i'm in the process of figuring all of this stuff out so my number one really

tip is external hard drives and that's what I use and my main set up is these three like 4 terabyte western digital hard drives now these

things are super solid and never had a problem with them they are awesome and they've been working for me great then I also use hard drives

on the road I use a portable like a passport western digital then I also use a toshiba and all of them have been crushing it for me

another tip when it comes to just storing your video files I mean eventually yes you need external hard drives because they're gonna be

bigger than the space on your computer or on your laptop is lacie hard drives benji from video influencers and his wife judy they've vlog and

they store their footage because they might want to use it for in the future so they use these rugged lacie hard drives so i'll link up

all the stuff that I use in the description below as well as those lacie so you can check those out which is nice right because you don't want

to drop it and have it if you're on the road you're on the go you're vlogging you want to make sure your data is protected I don't really

do client work anymore and so when I did it was critical that I had a really solid backup solution in case there was like some

mission-critical footage from a client that's not going to pay me until you know that work is delivered but this point I usually keep my

footage on sd cards until the project is complete complete and then once it's online I feel pretty good with it because if it's like like a

talking head video like this one or something I want to make sure that the project gets done so I keep it on the sd card load it onto the

external hard drive edit all the footage get that on youtube and then pretty much let this footage go right it's not super important if

it is important then I make sure that there is some redundancy so a huge question that you want to ask is how long do you want to keep your

footage like I mentioned benji and judy they are keeping that footage archived on hard drives and they are making sure those are labeled

and then they've got all of those how important is your footage and how long do you want to keep it that's one question to ask if it's not

that important you know you might be able to delete it once the video goes live on youtube or once you get it published with the world

maybe you want to keep that high quality footage you have to add answer that question another question you should ask is how fast do you want

your workflow to go and so they use the thunderbolt versions of the lacey's in you know unison with a mac to have fast editing and the

speed of the drives and the speed of you definitely want like usb 3.0 you know it's definitely a matter because everything when it comes to

video editing is all about speed now an interesting thing if we want to get a little bit technical to speed up your workflow is I edit on

a pc and my operating system is on an ssd drive and the software runs on an ssd drive I have an internal hard drive that all your cache files are

you attached data files for editing is on and then the footage is on the external hard drives and so not to get too technical but anybody you

know you're watching this video you want to speed up your workflow having that separated by three things is powerful what I mean is you

got a drive where your software runs from you've got to drive where you go into your adobe premiere your final cut and you say where

the temp file is going to be the media cache a gonna be you put that on a separate drive and then you put your video files on a separate

drive that will speed up your editing and so when you're thinking about video editing think about you know how the drive how fast is the

connection thunderbolt usb 3.0 or whatever else and and and making sure that's not bottle necking and slowing down your editing and then

lastly I am definitely thinking about this question right now and thinking about investing in a ridiculously expensive mass network area

storage you know i'm looking at like 10 or 20 terabytes with like a raid backup and it's just crazy these things cost you know a couple

thousand dollars and so that's sort of what i'm thinking right now but that brings me to the question of the day what are your best

tips and best practices for storing your video files for storing all the data that comes with media post those in the comments section below

and remember that some of the best tips and advice comes from you the think media tv community there's probably a lot of people in this

community that have some more organized and streamlined workflows than even I myself so definitely check those out in the comments section so

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