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language flag Compressing to mpeg2 under Cinelerra (DVD release)
language flag Compressing to webm & mp4 (internet release)
language flag Compressing to divx5 - deprecated (internet release)
language flag Backing up film assets (incl. sparse files)
language flag Ripping DVDs for further editing

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Backing up film assets
last update 20051102

Backing Up Assets (BUP)

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Sparse files

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Compression issues

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Compression opportunities - summary

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Life span of backups

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Preliminaries:

Check of your OS can take file size over 2 Gigabytes

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Possible solutions

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Cdrecord config & basic commands

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Back-up strategy


Intermediate backup

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Final backup

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Remarks

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Archiving sparse footage.mov (eg. assets under Cinelerra) onto a cdr

Check file's attributes before compression (MD5SUM)

Compress 'sparse' films_with_any_codec.any_format

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Compress & create image of a 'sparse' footage.mov for a 650Mb cdr in one go

Mount image (to run MD5SUM before burning)

Extract file (to run MD5SUM before burning)

Extract file (to run MD5SUM before burning) - faster alternative

Burn the calculated image of a 'sparse' footage.mov onto a cdr

Calculate image & burn 'sparse' compressed & split footage.mov onto a cdr

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Archiving footage.mov (eg. assets under Cinelerra) onto a dvd

Create and compress an archive of assets with 'sparse' footage.mov

Blank DVD-RW if necessary

Size of bup media

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Split archive footage_mov_over2G.star.gz for cdr / DVD / double-layer DVD

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Burning DVDs with ready-made compressed and split archive

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Restoring assets.star.gz from cdr / DVD

Unsplit compressed archive

Extract & 'un-archive' footage.star.gz

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Restoring Cinelerra's xml editing list

Solution using 'vi' and 'substitute'

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Your beloved commands for BUP