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Apr 10, 2012 21:12 |  #1

I was wondering what process fellow POTNers use when editing at home and on the go?
Currently my MBP is my workhouse and I use a Seagate Goflex Portable Hard Drive as my Current working project editing hard drive to free up space on my MPB, but both are starting to fill up fast since I shoot weddings doing both Photo and DSLR video.
I am looking into ways to improve my workflow and editing speed and one thing I am considering is getting a HD that requires AC power, since it seems as if thats the only way to get a HD that is high capacity and spins at 7200rpms which is helpful with video and photo editing. The only thing is I am use to the convenience of being able to edit anywhere I want with my Seagate Hard Drive.
Btw, I have plenty on external hard drives that I backup everything on.


What methods do you all use to edit at home and on the go?


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Apr 10, 2012 21:22 |  #2

You know, when I had a laptop that I used for a "portable workstation" I custom-ordered it to among other things have a dedicated internal "data drive".

If I just had a laptop with one internal drive and I was trying to use it "in the field", well, I'd probably do like you but use as much of my internal drive as I could for quickly downloading and then on a break move things to the Seagate, and then when the day is over have one of the AC-powered units that you can move/copy things to in your home/motel.

However, I try to have enough card with me for an event to handle a day's shooting.


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Apr 11, 2012 01:55 |  #3

FMers huh? LOL wrong site my friend, hehehe.

On the go I don't do much editing due to the fact the monitor is not calibrated, mainly culling and picking the better images to process once i get back home. At home I do a quick cull in LR and label them with stars, then I will go back thru them and set the star rating for the ones I like to edit ( the better ones). Then I do a quick edit in LR mainly the bulk of it and then those that require more work I shoot into to PS CS5 and adjust the curves and what not, then sharpen in PS CS5 and save the final. Everything is on an internal 2tb drive and also backed up on the several External Hd's All my photos and catalogs for LR are on the same drive and an SSD for the OS and programs only!

But I like Tony have many CF cards that will hold me off till I get back home, if needed I have a Epson p300 media viewer that allows me to off load my cards on to it up to 40gb and then I can off load them when I get home as well. So many ways to do this stuff it is actually ridiculous.

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Apr 11, 2012 02:29 |  #4

LOL! Good Catch. I did a quick copy and paste job.
I also own enough memory that will hold me over on any job that I am doing.
My main reason for looking for ways to improve my workflow and storage is because sometimes I do edit sessions with other artists usually not at my place. Another reason is I try to spend a significant amount of time in NYC to shoot and spend time with family.
Also, I only own notebooks(MPB and Dell Studio 17").


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Apr 11, 2012 12:17 |  #5

What software?
LR: I don't.
PS: External HDD 3.5" for original image files and backup of edited files.

Final editing on MP (or using external screen).


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Apr 11, 2012 22:35 |  #6

ChadAndreo wrote in post #14246054 (external link)
LOL! Good Catch. I did a quick copy and paste job.
I also own enough memory that will hold me over on any job that I am doing.
My main reason for looking for ways to improve my workflow and storage is because sometimes I do edit sessions with other artists usually not at my place. Another reason is I try to spend a significant amount of time in NYC to shoot and spend time with family.
Also, I only own notebooks(MPB and Dell Studio 17").


For a temporary storage deal you could use one of these

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6822154547 (external link)

I had borrowed a friends once it wasn't this one but the previous model, I was at the track for three days and it worked like a charm, LR3 ran decently off it, but I mainly used it storage. It requires no power outlet, gets the power via the usb cable. What the internal HDD on your MBP?


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