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Oliver Simons

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    Bristol, UK
  1. Thanks @Phil Rhodes I think @Steve Woronko is correct, that simultaneous writing would never be possible / advisable. Too much risk of data corruption. It's not a Mac or PC thing, just a hard drive / buffer constant that means you shouldn't be writing that much data to the drive from two sources at the same time. On the Apple laptop point – I understood that PCs still can't properly write ProRes, which is what 99.9% of post-production houses want. Do you know if they can? Thanks
  2. Thank you so much David! That information is very helpful. So definitely not two computers onset – the key is to have one with the fastest possible throughput (SSDs, cables, GPU for transcoding). Thank you again!
  3. Hi everyone, I'm new to working in data transfer, so sorry if anything is obvious here. I can't work out how to do it! Very basic question here: If I have one computer, I don't think I can ingest media and transcode media at the same time. Is that right? So it would be difficult to finish all work on the day. But if I had 2 computers – and 2 hard drives (master and backup) – then I could only ingest and transcode at the same time IF I kept unplugging one drive. Is that right? Or is there either: a) a way to attach drives to 2 computers or b) a way to ingest and transcode (and even playback) at the same time if needed? Thanks everyone! Oliver
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