It’s easy to believe that when you hear all of the horror stories of Lakeland video production companies losing their video files due to corruption or hardware damage, that this will never happen to you and your production.

Unfortunately, file damage is something that happens to far too many production companies, despite their steadfast belief that it won’t happen to them either.

However, as long as you take the proper precautions, you can minimize the amount of damage that may be caused to you and your Lakeland video production. Learn how to guarantee file safety with these simple tips.

Backup everything

Of course, if you want to make sure that your files are about as safe as they can be, you should always back up all of your files as soon as you can. As soon as you have the footage, save it and immediately create a backup for it on different file storage channels.

It isn’t enough to only have one backup of your files, you should create multiple backups in order to make sure that if anything happens to one file backup, you will have another one at the ready.

It might seem a little excessive, but it is a surefire way to make sure that your footage doesn’t get lost at any step of the production process.

Make use of Cloud storage

While physical file storage options are definitely a great way to make sure that your files don’t get lost, they tend to be very prone to failure, especially if you use the same storage devices over and over. One way to guarantee the preservation of your files is by making use of Cloud services like Google Drive.

This helps as a sort of insurance that if anything happens to your physical backups, then you will still have an online backup. Cloud storage is more secure and portable than physical devices as all you need to access it is an internet connection.

Use quality storage devices

If you do need to use physical storage devices to back up your Lakeland video production footage, make sure that you use quality storage devices. Gear needed for video production isn’t cheap, and it might be tempting to save a few hundred dollars by buying off-brand SD cards and hard drives.

Unfortunately, you may find yourself having to pay the price for it later on down the road. Cheaper storage devices, especially off-brand ones tend to be more prone to storage corruption and damage compared to more legitimate physical storage options.

If corruption does happen, you may end up having to spend more to reshoot or redo the footage that was lost.