During my time as an editor, one of the most valuable lessons I learnt (the hard way) was the importance of backing up my media. It’s funny how you put so much faith in a system which has performed without a problem only to have it let you down at the most inappropriate moment. As I said, lesson learnt the hard way. One of the most important assets in your business is your media.
Without it… well I’m sure you can work it out.
There are a number of ways to backup your valuable media, from simple copying of files to full archiving solutions. One of the simplest and most reliable packages around for Avid editors is Achive-R from Ocean Systems. It’s as simple as four mouse clicks and your entire Avid project including bins, attics, settings and media are archived to HDD, CD, DVD and Blu-ray.
If you need to restore your project, then it’s a simple case of clicking on the Archived file and Archive-R restores all files to their original location or you can choose a different location, the choice is yours. It’s really that simple to use.
I wish I had it a few years back, it would have saved my…assets.
For more info about this exciting product visit the Ocean Systems website or contact me and I’d be more than happy to have a chat.