Blackmagic Cinema Camera passes professional eye test

Film crews should only use the best SSDs with their high-end digital recording equipment.

With all the numerous products clogging the high-end camera market, it can be difficult for video professionals to choose the tool that will best meet their needs. They can look at all the touted features and product specs, but in the end, what's shown on paper may not be reflected by a camera's actual performance. The only way to know for sure how well a given piece of recording equipment will operate is to work with it hands-on, testing how it runs under conditions that the average filmmaker will consistently run into.

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Physical and online storage don’t have the same government protections

Online storage doesn't have the same Fourth Amendment protections as physical data, according to the U.S. government.

Information is essential for businesses as they use their reports to make important decisions and drive development for the future. However, this data is increasingly being targeted by malware and other malicious entities that can bring down operations. In this type of environment, it's absolutely critical to choose the best solution for data archival and storage. While many managers view online platforms as the answer, recent developments in the protection of these deployments show that they may not be the optimal choice for corporate information.

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Data archiving solutions needed in healthcare industry

Healthcare organizations need to incorporate high-quality data archiving solutions.

Despite their many differences, most sectors have more in common than industry members might realize. Seemingly business-oriented tools can often have tangible applications in other verticals, bringing the same benefits to a wide variety of organizations. This is particularly true of the healthcare industry and data archiving solutions. While long-term storage drives may appear to be most readily useful for large enterprises and data centers, they can offer the same level of quality and performance to hospitals, medical centers and other healthcare organizations.

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Industrial SSDs aid military vehicle diagnostics

Military vehicles require storage devices capable of handling rugged conditions.

Most drivers in the United States have encountered a moment when they were driving down the road and their dashboard suddenly lit up, notifying them of a potential engine problem. Vehicle diagnostics are commonplace today, giving otherwise unaware drivers a heads-up about everything from forthcoming engine failure to faulty airbags. These intricate systems help drivers to avoid causing major damage to their cars' engines and potentially being stranded on the side of the road when their vehicle suddenly breaks down.

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Filmmakers flock to Blackmagic camera equipment

With a Blackmagic camera, filmmakers can capture professional-level video.

Both established and aspiring filmmakers have more resources at their fingertips for capturing professional-level video than ever before. In the past, it would have been difficult for an independent director to get the same quality of footage as a production team with thousands of dollars worth of cameras, lighting rigs and editing suites. Today, however, filmmakers and other video professionals can lean on new, high-quality hardware to get the performance needed to stand toe-to-toe with studio-backed projects. At the forefront of this push to offer advanced camera equipment at a reasonable price is Blackmagic Design.

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Optical storage receives praise at Creative Storage Conference

Sony and Mitsubishi praised optical storage at a recent conference.

In most organizations, information is becoming a highly valued commodity as it can help decision-makers make educated choices and drive business advancement. With this level of importance, it should be no surprise that companies are doing all they can to back up their files and ensure that they have an iteration available at all times. This will help support continuity efforts and enable management to guarantee that sensitive data is not lost. Resoundingly, optical storage has risen to meet these demands and has been adopted by numerous firms for its capabilities.

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Lean on longevity, reliability of Blu-ray data archiving solutions

HDDs will break down eventually, driving the need for data archiving solutions.

Hard disk drives have long served as the standard platforms for data storage, but their reliability has always been in question. The internal moving parts that power HDDs make them susceptible to damage and ultimately data loss. The Internet is filled with horror stories from people who saw their most priceless documents and files disappear into the ether thanks to a faulty storage drive. More than ever, consumers and business users alike should have a steady archiving solution in place to reclaim information that may be lost due to a malfunctioning HDD.

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Atomos approves DIGISTOR SSDs for video recording use

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The video recording industry has changed dramatically over the years. Film has given way to digital formats, placing greater importance on the need for high-quality acquisition media. As such, many high-performance cameras require users to install a quality solid state drive to ensure that video is captured correctly and that no footage is lost during the process.

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Keep a sharp eye on SSD bill of materials

A locked BoM will ensure that a given product offers all the features and components that end users expect.

There are many figures and benchmarks that businesses should pay attention to when considering purchasing a sold state drive. The price tag, data transfer speeds and type of NAND flash memory used should all be taken into account when assessing the value of an SSD drive. However, there is one item that consumers and business users alike consistently overlook during this process: the bill of materials. It's understandable why an individual would not give this checklist more than a passing glance. After all, manufacturers should only be using the best materials and components when creating their products. Furthermore, any large operation should place a premium on consistency and ensure that all devices share the same individual pieces. However, this is not always the case, and it's often the end user who suffers as a result.

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DIGISTOR Cinema SSD stands out from the crowd with exFAT

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Given the many factors and expenses that production crews must consider, it’s understandable that some components are prioritized over others. However, filmmakers and other video professionals should never overlook the importance of quality acquisition media. The solid state drive used in tandem with a high-end camera can make all the difference between a successful production and one marred by reshoots and other delays. Off-the-shelf products are unlikely to provide the full range of features needed to ensure reliable video transfer. As such, it’s crucial that crew members choose an SSD designed with professional-grade video cameras in mind. Among the many factors that DIGISTOR technicians have taken into account when creating the Professional Video Series SSD Drive is the importance of format.

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