When you transfer video from your camera memory your first thought would probably be to back it up to your computer or external hard drive. However, if you hadn’t considered saving your data to ‘the Cloud’, you might want to look into it as an option that allows you to access your files anywhere and save the cost of running your own series of hard drives. This article will offer some best ways to backup videos to a device or service that you can access easily.
Of course, you have to take into account the amount of data that you’re going to need to back up your video. The size of your video file depends on the resolution and the file format. So for example, an .avi file is 90 minutes long in standard resolution. Size wise, it’s going to be roughly about 1GB. With this in mind, the free 2GB offered by Dropbox will probably run out pretty quickly. However, this is going to vary from person to person. Are you just taking phone video from your smart phone camera or are you editing mini movies? This is crucial.
The benefits of Hard Disk backup…
- The main benefit of hard disk backup is that you save all your files in one format, and you don’t have to worry about your files being inaccessible on different operating systems.
- Security on a personal hard disk is your own personal risk most of the time. Cloud security is still in its infancy and its difficult to know what risks might arise in the future.
The drawbacks of Hard Disk Backup…
- Hard Disk backup is undoubtedly more expensive to buy up front. About 500MB of hard disk space will cost you around $120 dollars, compared to 10GB of memory space from the iCloud at $20 per year.
- Keeping your files on several external hard drives is going to lead to higher electricity bills if you constantly leave them on.
Some Cloud Choices For Backing Up Video…
The main drawbacks of cloud storage are that a hiccup in the cloud system will affect all users. Imagine not being able to access your files because the company is having technical problems or you’re not happy with the services of broadband providers. A cloud system means that most of your video data will be in one place. If you lose access to one file, then you’ve pretty much lost access to all of your data and you will lose time. So with those criticisms, we can still see that the Cloud really does offer a lot of convenience. Let’s look at what the different services offer.
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