Try the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy to Protect All of Your Footage

Show me a filmmaker and I’ll show you a person who has lost precious footage due to poor archiving.

Data storage: it’s not the sexiest filmmaking topic in the world, but it is an important one, because most filmmakers have gone through the utter devastation of losing much needed shots, scenes, or even entire projects due to mishandling, data corruption, act of god, or a dirty, dirty thief. Losing your data can be a nightmare.

And since yesterday was World Backup Day, let’s dig into some helpful techniques for safeguarding our data. In this video, David Bergman of Adorama goes over the “3-2-1” backup strategy.

Backing things up is kind of a way of life nowadays—I backup my phone more often than I do the dishes. However, ensuring that you have copies of your footage and other filmmaking data is going to take a little bit more effort than simply hitting “sync.”

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