The back up and archiving of acquisition media is a critical topic that may not be sufficiently understood by many productions. Some productions only consider archiving options after the project is complete, while others believe that the back up of original material onto additional hard drives is sufficient. Neither of these approaches, however, utilizes the organizational and long-term advantages of a proper archival system.
In the first of an on-going series of Technical Resource papers on asset management, we discuss the differences between data back up and archiving, and their related technologies. Read the full article here.