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    Default Going Tapeless ??

    Is Solid-state the future?

    What are your opinions on a tapeless future?

    Would very much apprecitae your views

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meats View Post
    Is Solid-state the future?
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Meats View Post
    What are your opinions on a tapeless future?
    Tape is an ageing format which is being phased out. Solid state is getting cheaper, more reliable and improves workflow.

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    It's an ageing format which is being phased out.
    Is this something you are happy about?

    I am unsure at the moement due to some issues such as cost and organisation ( many files on a pc as opposed to a physical tape that can be put on a shelf)

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    I know there are many great benefits but it also has many disadvantages too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meats View Post
    Is this something you are happy about?
    I can't really get excited about it, but yes, it fits very well with my work flow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Meats View Post
    I am unsure at the moement due to some issues such as cost and organisation ( many files on a pc as opposed to a physical tape that can be put on a shelf)
    Then I recommend you continue to use tapes.

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    Thankyou for your replies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meats View Post
    I am unsure at the moement due to some issues such as cost and organisation ( many files on a pc as opposed to a physical tape that can be put on a shelf)
    Tapeless requires a discipline. It doesn't have to reside on the computer. You can copy it off onto DVDs or external hard drives which can sit on the shelf. OK, you have to make two copies - one to edit and one to archive but it doesn't take as long as capturing tape.

    The drawback - and where discipline is required - is that with tape you start with your archive and in order to use it, you have to capture it to your PC. With SD card (or HDD or other memory) you'll copy it to your PC and be anxious to work on it. You are not forced to make an archive.
    Tim

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    I like the idea of not having to capture in real time but im still not convinced, at least not for the moement, although im sure i will have to make the switch at some point and i would imagine the inevitable is not tooo far away

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    What I meant to add to my post was that I definitely benefit from tape as I'm sure I'd lack the discipline required for tapeless. And I rather like the little (or not so little) collection of MiniDVs that build up.
    And I think we're all agreed that tapeless is inevitable
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    And I rather like the little (or not so little) collection of MiniDVs that build up.

    I do too....

    I have hundreds of rushes and it sounds wierd but i quite like it.

    with regards to pictures, music and documents ect on pc im not very organised so can see myself getting things messed up with lots of video files if i go solid-state. I will have offline media and goodness knows what else.


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