- May 29, 2015
I'd be frustrated too. When you do anything on a pro level like cinema quality recording you definitely have to PAY TO PLAY.....I shoot film on a cinema camera.
1 hour of ProRes Raw is 1 TB in Cinema 4k 23.98 FPS. If I shoot 6k 23.98 FPS it’s about 40 minutes. Cinema 4K 59.94 FPS is also around 50 minutes.
ProRes Regular (a minimally compressed lossy format and not LT and HQ) is about 5 hours for 1 TB for Cinema 4K downsampled 6k 23.98 FPS. And Cinema 4K 59.94 FPS is about 2.5 hours for 1 TB.
Shooting anything in RAW takes boat loads of data. Hollywood films are literally 100s of terabytes to film. Even ProRes regular or HQ shreds drives.
To say that I am going to need a personal server in short order is just an obvious truth. It’s more or less near the top of my list of things I need to buy. Hence my frustration that aren’t 20TB drives or higher in terms of density. Because even buying and building a 14 drive RAID 10 array out of theoretical 20TB drives would only net 140 TB of useable space which again would only be 140 hours of ProRes Raw not including any other data. And frankly that isn’t a lot of recording time.