226: Maximize Your Storage (PDF only)

226: Maximize Your Storage (PDF only)


These are the highly-informative PDFs from Larry Jordan's recent webinar: “Maximize Your Storage.” 85% of the content from this webinar can be gained from these PDFs.

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Presented: June 14, 2017

Several times each month, Larry Jordan presents a live, on-line, video training webinar discussing issues related to video editing and post-production. For a list of upcoming webinars, click here.

BIG NOTE: This product is ONLY the 65-pages of detailed PDFs that Larry used in this training. (Here’s the link to the full video.)

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Storage is at the heart of all media editing. Yes, all software requires us to save our files someplace, but no other software demands high-capacity, high-performance storage fast enough to work in real-time. Media editors are unique in their storage needs.

In fact, storage is far more important to the performance of our editing system than the computer itself. Except, understanding storage seems to require a degree in rocket-science. All too often, talking about storage seems both boring and incomprehensible.

This week, host Larry Jordan, demystifies storage and explains what you need to know to make the most of the storage you have. Yes, this is a technical subject, but Larry shows how it all makes sense.

Subjects covered include:

  • Key terms and definitions
  • Storage Fundamentals
    – What determines file size?
    – What are codecs and what makes them different?
    – How much space do different codecs require?
  • Bandwidth Fundamentals
    – What connection delivers the fastest performance?
    – How do different codecs change bandwidth requirements?
    – What about multicam editing?
    – How much storage space do I REALLY need?
  • Hardware Fundamentals
    – How fast is spinning media?
    – How often do hard drive die?
    – How fast are SSDs?
    – How fast are RAIDS?
    – How do I pick the storage that’s right for me?
  • Important Storage Utilities
    – Free utilities
    – Paid utilities
  • Backups & Archiving
    – Hard drives vs. The Cloud
    – Analyzing The Cloud for backups
    – When to choose LTO tape
  • Summary

The PDFs from this webinar answer all these questions, plus provide a wealth of data to enable you to pick the right storage for your project, then make the most of it during your edit.

BIG NOTE: This product contains ONLY the 65-page of Larry’s detailed PDFs that he used in this training. (Here’s the link to the full video.)


This session assumes an interest in video or audio editing, but does not require to you be an engineer. The material covered here applies to all media editing software. These can be viewed in any application that displays PDF files.