5 Best cloud services to backup your video collection

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Videos, especially home videos, are very precious as they serve as a window to your life and routine. Movies and funny clips are mostly duplicated, so it won’t be a problem to find a copy with someone if you lose them. But home videos are your creation, and it’s safety is your responsibility.

Storing them in your computer is a complete no-no, unless you have a backup or two. Since they take a lot of space, it also eats up your computer’s memory. The best and safest way to store them is on a cloud service, which allows you to access them from any system with internet.

Do some research before you decide which cloud service is the best for you and do not be afraid to shell out a little money if required.

1. Apple iCloud:

It is ideal for storing not only your videos from any iOS device, but also backs up your phone’s contacts, emails et al. It gives you 5GB free space and addition space can be purchased according to your storage needs. It lets you synchronise your device so that whenever you record a video or save one on to your device, it will be be automatically stored in iCloud. Apple stores your information using 128-bit AES encryption.

2. Bitcasa:

It is one of the most user-friendly cloud storage service available which gives you a whopping 10GB free data storage space. It does not have any restriction for the maximum size limit of a particular file, which works perfectly for storing videos. It is quite popular also because it takes very less time to upload heavy files.

3. Cubby:

It gives you 5GB of free storage with a single file-size limit of 2GB. Need more, then you will have to buy it, in which case the charges range from  $3.99 per month for 100GB to $39.90 per month for a full terabyte. Sharing your stored files is as easy as providing a link to your friend for viewing your videos.

4. Microsoft OneDrive:

Formerly known as SkyDrive, this app comes by default if you are using Windows 8. It comes with 7GB free space with option to buy more as per your requirement. It’s USP is the “Fetch” system, which lets you tap into your desktop from a computer at another location. So you don’t even have to store certain files to OneDrive and can stream videos this way.

5. Google Drive:

It gives you 15GB of free storage space and synchronises well with other Google products. The maximum size of a file you can upload is 10GB, which is great even by video standards. A handy little app lets you access your cloud storage right from File Explorer itself, which is ultra convenient.

Quick Tip to Backup your Digital Videos

If you have treasured photographs, or you take videos of everything you like, you won't want to lose them. So, what is the best way to backup videos on an ongoing basis? In the back of your mind, you know you need to backup all of your videos. But where do you start? Here's how to backup your digital life: PicBackMan is the easiest and simplest way to keep your videos safely backed up in one or more online accounts. Simply download PicBackMan (it's free!), register your account, connect to your online store and tell PicBackMan where your videos are - PicBackMan does the rest, automatically. It bulk uploads all videos and keeps looking for new ones and uploads those too. You don't have to ever touch it.

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