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My brother was shooting video at my son's birthday party. I have a cheap ass Panasonic mini DV camera, but he has a professional level HD camera. I got this email from him today:

I have uploaded the footage I shot on your kids birthday. It is widescreen anamorphic DV compressed into 27 300GB RAR files.
Holy Cow! 27 300GB files??? And that's compressed! I think my computer has 300GB of total storage.

I don't know what to tell him.
 

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Tell him that you don't need to see every hair and pore on every insect that might have wandered into frame, and ask him to compress it (a lot) and maybe edit the footage a little (Even taking into account the extreme hi-res, he must have HOURS of video there).

You know, so you can download it all before the kid's next birthday, and without buying a server farm to house the data.

Videophiles can be just as dense about what other people think is reasonable as audiophiles.

(added: Making RAR files is not the same as actually compressing the video. The video is essentially uncompressed at that size--the file compression won't take much off it. He needs to do some video compression, like reducing the max size/pixel count and reducing audio and video quality--you'll never notice the difference.)
 

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tell him to snail mail the DVD's

probably be faster
 

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Touch0Gray said:
tell him to snail mail the DVD's

probably be faster


On a home broadband connection.... yeah, you're right.


Not to mention that downloading a few TB would probably get your connection nuked.
 

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hehehhehehehe at least he didn't e-mail them to you
 

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tell him to convert them to VHS
 

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Fat'r + Slow'r than TMB
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Is your brother doing home porn.....who needs a camera like that?
 

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jupiterrn said:
Is your brother doing home porn.....who needs a camera like that?
most porn is NOT that good............ or so I've heard..... :rolleyes:
 
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