DITs/Data Wranglers

 

Overview

This information is generic and applies primarily to small-medium spots and shorts as well as single-editor/indie feature films.

This page is designed to build a rudimentary foundation for media management in an effort to minimize unnecessary friction between production and post-production.

It does not go into detail on any given topic as each project requires its own attention to detail. For that reason if something appears to be missing, assume that we should have a conversation about it.

If you have any questions for me don't hesitate to get in touch.


Storage

 

Hard Drive Specs

• Do not use Seagate storage
• Do use Glyph or G-Technology
• Consult if considering RAIDs/JBODs
• I/O - Consult but typically Thunderbolt 3
• RPM - 7200
• Format to OS X Extended (Journaled)

 

Drive Labeling

• Use a label maker or paper tape to
  - Label the hard drive
  - The box it came in
  - Tag/mark corresponding cables

• Please include at minimum
  - Production/Job name
  - Drive name


Media Management

 

Folder Structure

PRODUCTION_NAME
   YYYYMMDD_DAY_XX
      AUDIO
         YYYMMDD_DAY_XX_AUDIO
      VIDEO
         A00X

 

Recommended Software

Silverstack | ShotPut Pro | Hedge

• Do not use Finder or Explorer to copy

 

Offloading Precautions

• Do not rename camera or sound files
• Do not delete extraneous folders & files
• Do not fill any drive past 80% capacity
• Dailies must be backed up before delivery to editorial


FAQ

 

 

Need Transcoded Media?

Different for every project, consult with me at your earliest convenience.
 

Need Synced Media?

Different for every project, consult with me at your earliest convenience.