External hard drive for video editing?
by Willy M.
Hello. First of all, you must be aware that I am French. So, into this request, there could be mistakes in my grammar. I will try to be the most clear as possible to allow you to answer me.
It is a very interesting website that you have got here, with many helpful informations and other articles. I will continue my visit in the future.
So, I am a 18-year-old man who produces movies (for fun, but "professionally"). I take all my time to make my movies and I'm always looking for the best things I could use with a strict budget.
But I have a question, not directly related to the creation of documentaries, but it is about the stuff that I would like to use for making films (the external hard drive).
I have got a laptop (HP ProBook with Windows 8, 64bits, about 750 GB of memories, 8 Go RAM), and I only use it for making films. I use Sony Vegas Pro 13 and After Effects.
Do I have to use an external hard drive (in which there are my videos) to make the job easier and, above all, FASTER than working totally on my computers, without external hard drive ? Is that interesting in therms of rapidity of treatment?
I project to buy an external hard drive (1 TB or more, USB.3 or Firewire) to enjoy my works. Is that very interesting to work with this? (I already saw the article about external hard drive).
So, I hope you will answer my question. Thank you!
Desktop Documentaries | Answer
Hello Willy from France,
Thanks for your question. If I'm understanding you correctly, you're asking if adding an external hard drive to your laptop will make your video editing process go faster. I've shared your question with freelance video producer Chris Mattle who is an editing wiz. Check out some of his work here: www.chrismattle.com
Chris' answer is posted below.