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Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Richard Harrington

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10. Backing Up and Organizing Your Footage

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Photo by Lisa Robinson.

After shooting great footage, the last thing you probably think about is backing up that footage (but for the 5 percent of you who do, you’re smart and well organized). But the truth is, if you lost your footage, it might be impossible to replace it. Taking the time to make sure your footage is safe is essential. Additionally, a little organization before you import your footage into your editing software will go a long way toward speeding up the tasks at hand.

A practical Workflow

When video pros talk about their process, they call it a workflow. Although that may seem like an ...

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