Hi, I've been asked to help out as a DIT for an upcoming student short film, although I'll be mostly just offloading and transcoding files I've tried to investigate since this will be my second time doing it and I'd love to speed things up a bit from last time. I'm given a macbook pro (2017/2018) to work with but have recently gotten access to a Stardom DR5-WBS3 which I think may help.
Here's the two main issues I'm running into:
- No dedicated DIT software, I'm offloading with Davinci's Clone Tool which keeps me from doing anything during offloads. I'm trying to fix this by getting Silverstack installed on the machine.
- I back up everything to lacie rugged disks, they run quite slow and average 70-80MB/s transfer speeds, I need to backup 2-3 drives per card and tend to always make backups from the card which makes freeing them take much longer.
My questions are:
- will building something like a RAID 0 or RAID10 on the Stardom connected through a USB3.0 protocol be faster than the lacie rugged (also connected through USB3.0 protocol)?
- Is cascade copying a good option to free card faster? and, in a worst case scenario, is it possible to do without Silverstack?
I'm still unsure if the Stardom DR5-WBS3 is going to be that much of an upgrade, but I believe Silverstack might be. Any other recommendations would be appreciated since I have very little experience in the field but would love to make my job and the camera department's job as easy as possible!