Tuesday Tips–Only Use What You Need

If there was a way to preview your footage and only upload the pieces you were going to use, wouldn't that save a ton of space?

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One way to maximize your media storage is to be more selective about the media you store.  That sounds overly simplified, like my Grandfather’s financial advice, “Spend less than you make,” but it makes a lot of sense when you break it down.

We don’t usually get things right on the first take.  If we do, we still take at least one more shot in case something happens to the first one.  Some scenes take a whole lot more than two shots.  Some take two whole days, all to create three or four minutes of content.  It’s not fabulous, but it’s also reality, and denying reality because we don’t like it is the whole reason my unicorn had to go live on a farm with all the other unicorns.  It’s right next door to the farm with all the pet dogs who absolutely did not get hit by a car while the kids were at school.

When we are finally finished filming, we have at minimum twice the footage we need—two takes per scene.  It’s likely a whole lot more.  If you have ten times the footage you need and you put it all on your system so you can edit it, your system is nine times fuller than it needs to be, and unless you’re teched-out to the teeth, that’s a problem.

Kyno is a software referred to as a pre-editor.  It lets you view the footage, select the take you want, only upload the take you want, and leave the rest where it is, thus not clogging the system with all of the times someone broke character and forgot a line.

My closet is a mess right now, and I have no one to blame but myself.  I bought things at a rate that far exceeded my clean-out rate, and it’s now too full.  It’s not that I have oodles and oodles of clothing, it’s that I have to look through years worth of not-damaged-so-I-guess-I-still-own-this-even-though-I-kinda-hate-it-now-and-will-never-wear-it-again outfits to find what I really want to wear.  Accumulating stuff like this is just reality, and I need to get rid of the stuff I don’t need so I only have stuff I can use taking up space.

That’s not going to happen any time soon.  I’ve only been complaining about it for about six months, so we have at least two more years before I’m actively motivated to fix it.  If only I had some magical way to only allow my favorite clothes to take up space without me actually having to go through the purge process.

Kyno?  Can you throw me a bone here?  No?  Fine, I’ll do it.  Someday.

Sometimes simple really is the whole answer.  And incidentally, “Spend less than you make” is darn good financial advice.

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