This past November, we published a blog post entitled What’s the Best Solution for Managing Digital Photos and Videos? in which we asked our readers to tell us how they’re currently backing up their digital media assets and what their ideal system might be. Here are their responses.
Whether you’re a serious amateur photographer, an Instagram fanatic, or a professional videographer, you’ve encountered the challenge of accessing, organizing, and storing your growing collection of digital photos and videos. The problems are similar for both amateur and professional — they vary chiefly in scale and cost — and the choices for addressing this challenge increase in number and complexity every day.
In this post we’ll be talking about the basics of managing digital photos and videos and trying to define the goals for a good digital asset management system (DAM).
We’d like to open a dialog with serious amateur and professional photographers and videographers to learn more about what you’re doing to back up and manage your digital photos and videos, what your ideal solution would be, and how Backblaze could fit into your strategy.
Photographers and videographers regularly push the limit of data storage and archiving solutions, especially as camera makers constantly increase megapixel sensor density. Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems are indispensable to help store these large amounts of data, whether it’s 20-50 megapixel stills or 1080p, 4K or 8K video footage. Data creep is inevitable. What can….
A spilled drink was all it took to destroy Margaret’s only photos of her son’s high school graduation. She looked at me with disbelief as I told her the information might not be recovered. Without a backup, Margaret (not her real name) was faced with the very real possibility of either losing those photos or….
Last week I wrote about the struggle I had backing up photos while on my honeymoon. I had a few thoughts for how I would solve the issue in the future, but did not find any ideal solutions and said I would update the blog post if anyone emailed me with good tips. With feedback….
Two weeks ago I returned from my honeymoon – a trip to Kenya that included an amazing safari. While the trip was incredibly relaxing, I was nervous until a few days after I returned home. You see, since this was a honeymoon, my wife made a firm request: no laptop. Checking email and doing work….
Thousands of photographers use Backblaze to protect their digital photos, in part due to the recommendation of some great photo sites such as Photojojo, Stuck in Customs, Digital Composting, TWIP, NSLog(); and many others. This week one of our customers sent us a note to show some of the 400 GB of photos recovered from….