Best Way to Backup Videos

by Rob Boirun for

Best Way to Backup Videos

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…

1. 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.

2. 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.

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