HD space requirements

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Aaron Fude, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Aaron Fude

    Aaron Fude Guest

    Hi,

    I've been looking at HD camcorders, but then it hit me: Just how much
    hard drive space will I need to store my videos. I'm sure I'm not the
    first one to ask this question, but I can't find a online resource. Is
    there one?

    Aaron
     
    Aaron Fude, Feb 14, 2008
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  2. Aaron Fude

    Frank Guest

    On Wed, 13 Feb 2008 19:42:36 -0800 (PST), in 'rec.video.desktop',
    in article <HD space requirements>,
    Aaron Fude <> wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >I've been looking at HD camcorders, but then it hit me: Just how much
    >hard drive space will I need to store my videos. I'm sure I'm not the
    >first one to ask this question, but I can't find a online resource. Is
    >there one?


    Aaron, I'd suggest that you use the AJA Data Rate Calculator
    Application as a guide. It's a free download from the following URL's.

    There's a Mac version...

    AJA Data Rate Calculator Application Version 2
    http://www.aja.com/html/support_konaLHe_swd.html

    And a Windows version...

    AJA Data Rate Calculator Application Version 1.0.0.3 for Windows
    http://www.aja.com/html/support_xenaLHe_swd.html

    >Aaron


    HTH.

    --
    Frank, Independent Consultant, New York, NY
    [Please remove 'nojunkmail.' from address to reply via e-mail.]
    Read Frank's thoughts on HDV at http://www.humanvalues.net/hdv/
    (also covers AVCHD and XDCAM EX).
     
    Frank, Feb 14, 2008
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  3. Aaron Fude wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I've been looking at HD camcorders, but then it hit me: Just how much
    > hard drive space will I need to store my videos. I'm sure I'm not the
    > first one to ask this question, but I can't find a online resource. Is
    > there one?


    It's about the same as Mini DV, 13G per hour. Of course, if you bought
    an HDV camcorder you would simply archive the camera tapes and keep only
    the edited footage on your hard drives.

    Gary Eickmeier
     
    Gary Eickmeier, Feb 14, 2008
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  4. Aaron Fude

    Aaron Fude Guest

    Thanks for the responses.

    I would like to purchase an HDD or Flash memory camera. Do they
    automatically encode?
     
    Aaron Fude, Feb 14, 2008
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  5. On Wed, 13 Feb 2008 23:35:13 -0800 (PST), Aaron Fude <>
    wrote:

    >Thanks for the responses.
    >
    >I would like to purchase an HDD or Flash memory camera. Do they
    >automatically encode?


    Well, those responses haven't been that good, as you didn't say what kind
    of HD ou're looing into!

    -m-
    --
    Official website "Jonah's Quid" http://www.jonahsquids.co.uk
     
    Martin Heffels, Feb 14, 2008
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  6. Aaron Fude

    Frank Guest

    On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:26:57 +0000, in 'rec.video.desktop',
    in article <Re: HD space requirements>,
    Martin Heffels <> wrote:

    >On Wed, 13 Feb 2008 23:35:13 -0800 (PST), Aaron Fude <>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>Thanks for the responses.


    >
    >Well, those responses haven't been that good,


    Well, I liked MY response! :)

    >as you didn't say what kind of HD ou're looing into!


    Actually, I had suggested the AJA Data Rate Calculator Application
    partially *because* the OP hadn't been specific. It covers a number of
    formats and allows some customization as well.

    --
    Frank, Independent Consultant, New York, NY
    [Please remove 'nojunkmail.' from address to reply via e-mail.]
    Read Frank's thoughts on HDV at http://www.humanvalues.net/hdv/
    (also covers AVCHD and XDCAM EX).
     
    Frank, Feb 14, 2008
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  7. On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:18:31 -0500, Frank
    <> wrote:

    >Actually, I had suggested the AJA Data Rate Calculator Application
    >partially *because* the OP hadn't been specific. It covers a number of
    >formats and allows some customization as well.


    Oh, just had a peek into that one. Nice :) Thanks for the link!

    cheers

    -martin-
    --
    Official website "Jonah's Quid" http://www.jonahsquids.co.uk
     
    Martin Heffels, Feb 14, 2008
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  8. Aaron Fude

    Frank Guest

    On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 18:24:46 +0000, in 'rec.video.desktop',
    in article <Re: HD space requirements>,
    Martin Heffels <> wrote:

    >On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:18:31 -0500, Frank
    ><> wrote:
    >
    >>Actually, I had suggested the AJA Data Rate Calculator Application
    >>partially *because* the OP hadn't been specific. It covers a number of
    >>formats and allows some customization as well.

    >
    >Oh, just had a peek into that one. Nice :) Thanks for the link!


    You're quite welcome, sir!

    >cheers


    Happy Valentine's Day!

    >-martin-


    --
    Frank, Independent Consultant, New York, NY
    [Please remove 'nojunkmail.' from address to reply via e-mail.]
    Read Frank's thoughts on HDV at http://www.humanvalues.net/hdv/
    (also covers AVCHD and XDCAM EX).
     
    Frank, Feb 14, 2008
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  9. Aaron Fude

    Scubajam Guest

    On Feb 13, 7:42 pm, Aaron Fude <> wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I've been looking at HD camcorders, but then it hit me: Just how much
    > hard drive space will I need to store my videos. I'm sure I'm not the
    > first one to ask this question, but I can't find a online resource. Is
    > there one?
    >
    > Aaron


    Let's back up a second Aaron. Looking at your second post, as
    considering HDD and Flash memory camcorders, the question indicates
    you really are confused on this.
    1) I'm only talking about Hi Def camcorders here
    2) What is your budget? If you are looking at HDD, then you are
    looking at a consumer camcorder, usually under $1,000. If Flash
    memory, then it's either a really cheap consumer one, or a pro one at
    over $4,000. Let's say consumer is under $1,000, prosumer is $1,000
    to $3-4,000, and over is pro cameras.
    3) In general, the HDD and DVD cameras use AVCHD to store clips. This
    is rank consumer, not used by pro sumer or pros. Recommend you stay
    away.
    4) At this time, the best combination of quality, easy to edit, and
    best combination of price and quality is still tape. Sorry, but
    that's it for now. Tape drives are cheap for manufacturers, reliable,
    great storage/archive media, and tapes are cheap to buy. There is
    some tape noise, they are larger than Flash memory, but it's still the
    choice of pro-sumers, and even some low end pros. Look at HDV
    cameras. The Canon HV20 is still best bang for buck here. I have two
    Sony HDV cameras.

    Hard drive space really isn't a problem for pro-sumers and less. It
    will be about 13 gigs/hour (HDV), but plan on about 1.5 to 2X that for
    productons with editing saves, added stills, intermediate renders,
    final render, and making multiple versions, as in SD, HD, and youTube
    or web versions. If all this is Greek to you, then just get a fast
    computer with at least 2 gig RAM, and at least 300 gig hard drive
    space to begin with, get the HV20 and jump in. I have 2.5Tbytes in 6
    internal drives, plus several external drives. But then, I'm fairly
    serious as an amateur.

    Plan on editing taking up all your free time. As a amateur, I take
    about 2-3 hours or more for every MINUTE of finished video
    production. And again, I'm not the meticulous pro. A 10 minute
    production takes me 20 to 30 hours. Capture, edit, edit more, edit
    more, title, music, voice over, credits, render, burn copies, create
    artwork for printing on DVD and case wrapper, print on DVD and
    assemble into a finished case. And I just give them away to friends.
    It is either in your blood, or it isn't.

    Jim McGauhey
    Washington State
    working primarily on underwater scuba videos
    search scubajam on youTube for low res samples
     
    Scubajam, Feb 14, 2008
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  10. On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:30:02 -0500, Frank
    <> wrote:

    >Happy Valentine's Day!


    Uhm, thanks, but in my homecountry (Netherlands), Valentine's day is an
    imported thing, and only a few people celebrate it, so it's not very
    common.
    I found out the other day, that in Japan they celebrate a sort of V-day
    twice. Once on 14 Feb, the girls send their "hearts" to the boys, and 14
    March the boys have to return their's. Clever Japanese, twice the amount of
    fun :))

    Let's say, your wish was for everybody else who _does_ celebrate V-Day ;-)

    -martin-
    --
    Official website "Jonah's Quid" http://www.jonahsquids.co.uk
     
    Martin Heffels, Feb 14, 2008
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