Am I approaching this correctly? I'm moving to a camera that records on memory stick, so I'm planning to:
1) transfer files from stick to mirrored HDD to prevent loss due to a single crashed disc
2) also transfer a single copy of the video (transposing into Cineform codec for ease of editing) onto two more HDDs that are set up in a RAID 0 config - seperate from my C: boot drive
3) compile all the files from the finished project onto Blu-ray disc(s)? for archiving
I've very worried about loss of video - I've had some bad experiences in the past and now keep everything on mirrored HDDs
Not sure how I'd recover if one of the RAID 0 drives crashed. would I simply reload all the clips from the mirrored HDD back onto the repaired RAID 0 drives, and then tell premiere where to find the clips again?
Are 2 HDDs in a RAID 0 fast enough for 50mbps multi-layer PPRO CS5 projects with lots of effects, etc?
I assume that you are talking about XDCAM 50Mbps encoded material. When yes, your 2 disk raid is fast enough, because it is pretty easy on the system.
Personally I would use another workflow however, ingest from SxS to a raid3/5/6, possibly with a hot-spare with a full backup to a NAS, again with a raid5/6 and a UPS. In that scenario, you could have even more disk speed than a two disk raid0 with a larger array than say three disks.
Thanks for the response!
Can someone recommend a quality UPS? or are they all good enough?