Playing back a video using USB 3.0

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, May 29, 2013.

  1. Brian

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    Now that USB 3.0 claims to be 10 times faster than USB 2.0 then is it
    possible to playback in the video editor a movie on an external hard drive
    such as someone wanting to edit the video from the external hard drive?
    I'm also thinking that the data transfer rate of the external hard drive
    could still limit this if its possible to playback the video.
    The type of video I'm referring to is what is recorded on the internal
    memory of the video camera.

    The reason I'm using is that I'm thinking of getting a USB 3.0 card for my
    computer and the internal hard drive sometimes has less hard drive space.
     
    Brian, May 29, 2013
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  2. My USB-2 external drives (and cameras, and card-reader) work
    fine for video playback, and a couple of my cameras record
    at 28Mbps...;-). I do definitely notice the speed difference
    between USB 2 and 3 when I'm copying large amounts of material,
    but for live playback of video files, there appears to be no
    difference.
    --DR
     
    David Ruether, May 29, 2013
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