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How can I transport 150GB of files over a large distance?
« on: January 12, 2016, 08:14:03 pm »
So earlier today I finished recording stuff with two of my friends but the only problem is... We need to get over 150GB of video files from south Wales to Manchester... Using the internet will be no good because their internet isn't the best and there are no online file hosting sites with that much storage. Sending a USB drive won't work because they only have 16GB ones. How the hell am I supposed to get the footage to edit?
We don't have the time to meet up somewhere so this is going to be really frustrating.

The file sizes in more detail:
2 x 50GB files
1 x 60GB file
1 x 20GB file

Anyone got any ideas because I have run out .-.
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Re: How can I transport 150GB of files over a large distance?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 08:18:07 pm »
You can get 250gb external hard drives that are small, fast and cheap. That's what I used when I was getting gaming footage of my friend.

Im guessing this is raw footage? Try a pre render or lossless compression. Normally 20 minutes of my gaming footage is 100gb in size but after rendering it it becomes less than 10gb but still retains all its quality in full 1080p 60 FPS.
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Re: How can I transport 150GB of files over a large distance?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 08:22:06 pm »
You can get 250gb external hard drives that are small, fast and cheap. That's what I used when I was getting gaming footage of my friend.

Im guessing this is raw footage? Try a pre render or lossless compression. Normally 20 minutes of my gaming footage is 100gb in size but after rendering it it becomes less than 10gb but still retains all its quality in full 1080p 60 FPS.
This is actually multiple hours of footage... Around 6 or 7 hours to be exact. The portable hard drive is a good idea, i currently have a 2TB one but I use it for mostly archiving footage and projects.
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Re: How can I transport 150GB of files over a large distance?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 12:35:09 pm »
The easiest way I can think of is to lease a VPS for a month, upload to there, and then redownload where you want it. Should cost maybe $15-20. Interested? I would love to help
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Re: How can I transport 150GB of files over a large distance?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2016, 05:02:42 pm »
If you're technically apt you could use bittorrent. Leave a computer on at home, make a torrent with the files, put some free tracker, then send the torrent file/magnet. That fixes the problem of no hosting service having enough storage, but it there would still be the problem of slow internet, especially since there would be only one seed.

I think the external hard drive would be the best option.