Understanding I/O & Drive Speed
Taught by Noah Chamow, I/O Supervisor at Level 3 Post and creator of Assistant Editors' Bootcamp, this class is for those interested in better understanding the relationship between storage speed and video playback and the potential bottlenecks when working with external storage.
This class is completely FREE and open to all who are interested!
CABLES AND TRANSFER SPEEDS
Thunderbolt vs USB
SSDs vs Hard Drives
Types of SSDs
Types of RAIDs
Speed vs Reliability
Avid Nexis and Terablock Transfer Speeds
The Gigabit Ethernet Bottleneck
Identifying potential bottlenecks and limitations
DOING THE MATH
Video playback and stream limitations
Choosing the right storage for your workflow
Limitations of Mac and Windows formatted drives
Moving drives from Mac to Windows and back
Limitations of drive mounting on Mac vs Windows
Understanding the relationship between video data rates and storage transfer rates will help you in troubleshooting playback and data transfer issues and will allow you to establish efficient workflows that fit your needs without worrying about running into bottlenecks or overpaying for storage.
Noah Chamow worked as an assistant editor and lead assist in reality television for 5 years working on projects including NBC's The Voice and CNBC's Restaurant Startup. During this time Noah created The Super Grouper, a multigrouping macro for Avid that is widely used in reality post production. Since that time Noah worked as a broadcast engineer at Geiger Post in Hollywood and is now the IO Supervisor at Level 3 Post in Burbank where he has helped to streamline and overhaul the company's IO department. Noah is very passionate about education and through the Assistant Editors' Bootcamp he hopes to help other assistants to hone their skills and help those who are new to assisting to get the experience they need to get started.