Long Term Backup - Home Videos

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Darren Greer
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Long Term Backup - Home Videos
Jul 13, 2010

I've been trying to find hte best way to backup my videos, and have come up with two potential solutions, which I'd like your opinion on:

1) Once I have edited/trimmed and converted my imported video files, and created a DVD from them. Burn a DVD, then save a disk image of the DVD (on my mac as a .img file). Then, delete the source files. In addition, to the physical DVD and the .img, keep an offsite backup of the .img on disk somewhere.

2) Once I have edited/trimmed and converted my imported video files and created a DVD from them. Burn a DVD, then delete the iDVD project and iMovie project files and just keep a copy of the individual movie files.

With option #1, I limit the total amount of disk space required (current DVD I'm working on ends up being about 4.7 GB for the .img file, versus option #2 has about 18GB of source files. So option #1 seems like it would be a lot easier.

Or, is there a better option I am missing? Thanks!

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