If you’ve been working in video production for a while, you might have heard of some horror stories of other productions spending hundreds of hours on a certain scene or a full production, only to have it all go to waste because the save file or the memory storage unit itself gets damaged or corrupted.
You’ve probably heard plenty of stories like these, but these are the kinds of stories where you know someone who’s gone through this, but isn’t something that you’d ever think would happen to you, personally.
However, everyone is at risk of file loss or damage if they’re not careful, and it’s always best to take the necessary precautions before it’s too late. Here are some tips to help you avoid the loss of your video production footage.
Choose good quality memory storage
One of the best ways to avoid file corruption in your memory storage is by investing in good quality memory storage devices. There are so many kinds of memory storage devices that this might seem insignificant, but this is something that you definitely need to look into if you want to protect your files.
You might find that there are plenty of shops that sell cheap memory storage devices that have a lot of memory space, and this might seem like a good financial decision. However, there is a reason why these are so cheap, and you can’t guarantee that it’s going to last long and face a higher risk of getting corrupted. Never risk your files just to save a little money.
Look after your memory storage devices
Another way that you can guarantee the safety and security of your video production files is knowing how to handle your memory storage devices. You can buy the best memory storage in the market, but it’s not going to make much of a difference if you don’t know how to take care of your storage devices.
As much as possible, buy a case for all of your memory storage devices that will help protect them while you’re transporting it. Handle your memory storage carefully, and you should minimize the amount of damage it might be exposed to.
Invest in Cloud storage
Another way that you can protect your files is by investing in a Cloud storage program that you can use to back up your files. Online storage is much more secure than physical storage because there is no risk of your files getting corrupted. It might cost more than just buying physical storage, but protecting your files is well worth the price.