5 ways to preserve and protect your footage for future sharing

Sept. 30, 2019

From smartphones to DSLRs to YouTube and Snapchat, the number of tools and platforms for producing and sharing video are growing all the time. But the challenges remain the same. How do you store and archive your data for future use and sharing? Here we outline five steps you can take to preserve and protect your video footage for future sharing:

1. Back up your files.
2. Collect metadata and organize this in a systematic way.
3. Replace hard-drives after three to five years.
4. Convert them to newer formats over time to make sure they’re still useable.
5. Partner with an organisation to archive them.

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