Since I finally received my equipment yesterday, I have begun on the bulk of this transfer for IU.
I had never used this type of equipment before, and was somewhat frightened about using it. I was also worried about what days in cold weather would have done to the sensitive electronics within it.
I took it out of the box and let it sit for about 5 hours to warm up. I then connected it and did some testing. Things seem to be going smoothly, and I’m optimistic on how long this is going to take.
I was originally going to re-sell the player after this transfer is complete, but keeping it for the year ensures a nice tax deduction next year. If you need a BetaCam transfer, call me. I’ll beat anyones price!
Due to the size of the player, I’m not going to keep it out all the time. It is too large for my current office situation. Once my new office is finished, I will have plenty of space for it.
IU decided to go with my idea about transferring everything to an external hard drive. I received it today, but ran into a bug. The file sizes are so large that it is unfeasable to render directly to it. I am instead going to transfer all complete work at the end of each day. This will give it an adequate amount of time.