VideoRAIDs : LUSENET : Editing DV Films : One Thread

I've read a lot of advice about filling one's tower with extra drives, but what about an external VideoRAID (like the ones for PC at Video Guys)? And how much "throughput" does one need to edit DV? Thank you.

-- Stan Moyer (, February 27, 1999


You need more through-put than the data rate required for DV, which I believe is 3600 megabites per second. 6MB per second and up would do it. A SCSI-II or ultra SCSI-III drive with 7,200 or 10,00 spindle speed would be sufficient by itself. Now they are cheaper per gig than VideoRaid, which is good, but overpriced.

-- Monty Osterhus (, May 05, 1999.

Video raid works excellent! I once had a drive go bad and they shipped me out a new one the next day. It saved me from being late on a project. They are very reliable. 27 mb/s is the through put. DV only needs between 5-9 mb/s .

-- CHris (, May 11, 1999.

Hello! look to the question and answer "audio sync" a few liones above.


-- roland neumann (, July 02, 1999.

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