When I first began editing non-linear video (on a Media100 system) back in the last millenium, two 9GB SCSI cost me over $10,000 and I had to be careful how much material I brought into the computer – so as not fill the drives. One would think I would have learned good drive management skills. Well, one would be wrong.
I’m working on a seven minute video. I’ve shot a lot of footage and have created a lot of graphics. I have 1.1TB (that’s terabytes, kids) of storage so you’d think I’d have lots of room. Think again. I’m working in HD – which makes for rather large files. And today I had to remove a bunch of footage – just to make room for more graphics. Which leads me to the question, when will I ever have enough drive space?