Editing on SD card?

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Jim Figurski

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Editing on SD card?

PostSat Jun 12, 2021 4:15 am

So I've watched multiple videos on how to make DR smoother when editing (playback).

I thought I saw that using an external hard drive will help make playback smoother somewhere, so I bought an SD card and now it is in my laptop.

My question is, how can I use this SD card to make things smoother? Do I put my original videos that I plan on editing on the SD card? do I put optimized media on the SD card? any suggestions are appreciated!
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Re: Editing on SD card?

PostSat Jun 12, 2021 5:11 am

Never use memory cards for active storage. Get an external SSD drive.
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Re: Editing on SD card?

PostSat Jun 12, 2021 6:47 am

See this stack exchange question a more detailed explanation as to why SD cards aren’t well-suited.

https://video.stackexchange.com/a/33221/3592


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Re: Editing on SD card?

PostSat Jun 12, 2021 8:26 am

the smoothest workflow is achieved by storing the footage,
cache and proxies on the fastest available media.

an SD card is the slowest medium in the chain!



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Re: Editing on SD card?

PostSat Jun 12, 2021 6:27 pm

aggghhh...I just wasted my money. But thanks for the responses!
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Re: Editing on SD card?

PostSat Jun 12, 2021 7:57 pm

You probably confused SD (Secure Digital) and SSD (Solid State Drive).
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Re: Editing on SD card?

PostSun Jun 13, 2021 2:33 am

Gary Hango wrote:You probably confused SD (Secure Digital) and SSD (Solid State Drive).



I wish I had confused. I actually didn't know the difference. So there is absolutely no benefit to having this SD in my laptop? It can't be manipulated to even give say a small margin of efficiency to editing without lag?
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Re: Editing on SD card?

PostSun Jun 13, 2021 2:49 am

Nope, but you can use it for project backups. And then, to give you any advice regarding smooth editing on your laptop, you'll need to give all technical details, GPU in particular.
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Re: Editing on SD card?

PostSun Jun 13, 2021 6:44 pm

Gary Hango wrote:You probably confused SD (Secure Digital) and SSD (Solid State Drive).

What's even more confusing is that they're actually both solid state and they both use the same fundamental storage mechanism. But that's kind of like saying that a Tesla and a golf cart are both electric vehicles and they both use batteries.
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Re: Editing on SD card?

PostSun Jun 13, 2021 7:31 pm

Sean Nelson wrote:
Gary Hango wrote:You probably confused SD (Secure Digital) and SSD (Solid State Drive).

What's even more confusing is that they're actually both solid state and they both use the same fundamental storage mechanism. But that's kind of like saying that a Tesla and a golf cart are both electric vehicles and they both use batteries.


LOL that's an analogy that hits home! thanks for everyone's responses

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