Many different techniques, apps, software tools have been developed to optimize the video backup procedure. It depends entirely on you how would you backup your videos. Basically, it can be an online and offline backup. Some people just use an online backup solution, some use only offline backup solutions and there are a few who use a combination of both these backup solutions. Some of these backup solutions are expensive and some are affordable. Another popular backup type is an off-site back. An off-site video backup is defined as a complete copy of your video data stored away from the main location. Videos are usually transported to an off-site location (maybe your friends’ place or your parents’) using any of the following storage mediums/backup options.
SD cards are the most affordable media to backup videos. Specifically, if you are shooting outdoors. They are portable and easy to carry. But, they are certainly not recommended as a long-term video backup solution. Another limitation of using SD card is the space. They do not offer you a huge storage space. You can use them as a temporary backup solution and when you go back to your home or studio, just transfer all data onto another media such as an external hard drive or something.
External Hard Drives are also one of the reliable sources to backup videos. They are relatively affordable and can be used for a long time if handled carefully and efficiently. The biggest advantage of backing up videos on an external hard drive is that they offer high storage capacity.
USBs are similar to SD cards. They are affordable & offer smaller capacity as compared to external hard drives. Like SD cards USB flash drives are easy to carry. They come in varied shapes and sizes. You can attach these USB flash drives to bags, key holders, purses etc. and make a gorgeous accessory. Similar to SD cards, they can not be used for long-term video backups.
If we talk about looks, Solid State Drive (SSD) is no different than External Hard Drive. But yes, they do differ in cost & functionality. SSDs are expensive than external hard drives but are offer a faster data transfer. SSD uses less power and is reliable than traditional hard drives.
Blu ray discs are a good option to store & backup your data but certainly not recommended for backup videos. The reason why we are saying this is that all Blu-Ray Disc are prone to get corrupt and malfunction if exposed to light, humidity, and chemicals over time.
Backing up videos on to a cloud is one of the latest trends in the photography world. Cloud storage offers you a safe offsite backup option which is accessible from anywhere in the world (an internet connection is required). Google Drive, Skydrive / Onedrive, Box, and Dropbox are some of the popular, affordable, reliable and secure cloud services available to us.
Many of the photo & video sharing websites can prove to be a good video backup solution. Websites like SmugMug, Flickr, Picasa Facebook etc. are some of the popular websites where you can backup your videos.
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