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RED GIANT OFFLOADBackup on set... right now.
It's a media copy application for easily backup and - hey - OFFLOADING your footage from a removable camera media card to somewhere else.
You may wonder, "why not just go through the Finder"?
Offload not only copies the data from your camera's card to other backup drives, but it runs a checksum (MD5) process to ensure that it "stuck" and that you have the right stuff in there. If there's a problem, you'll get a red border and "X" over your thumbnail.
Everyone on set.
Almost everyone on set can go through the process and be confident that the media is backed up reliably and in the correct drives and folders. (You might not want to rely the craft service cook as your backup agent)
No scrambling through multiple open windows of nested folders with obscure names and hierachy schemes. Offload asks you where your destination directory is, tells you what's transfering, what's checked, and when it's done.
You can easily define a destination folder, and add subfolders (or remove them) without scrambling around through the Finder.
A bold UI allows you to quickly see your progress from across your set. THE TRAP IS BLUE, THE COPY'S TRUE.
Your footage is important. It's paramount to the project. Don't take chances that you're going to lose it, make sure you have a backup.
You can get RedGiant Offload individually or as part of the Shooter Suite. Test drive it today!
Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles. In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design. When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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