I am slowly but surely rising from the ashes of a dead hard drive.
About a month ago, my brand new 1.5 terabyte Seagate hard drive crashed. I tried a few tricks to try to recover the data, but none of them worked. I didn’t want to spend the $700 to $2700 I was quoted for data recovery, as I am a person of simple means.
Luckily I had old data from my old computer stored on 4 separate hard drives. I used my “old” hard drive dedicated to video work and installed it, and then started transferring data. Unfortunately my “backup” drive decided to crap out as soon as I got most of the data off of it. That drive is the only other Seagate I have. Their reputation isn’t doing so well with me. I think I’m going to stick with Western Digital from now on.
I now have almost every episode from season one of ROX on my computer and edited. There are a couple I’m having problems with, but this time around things have been much smoother than before. It’s a shame because I spent 3 years working on that stuff. The video is crisper, the audio is clearer – just a better product all around. I think this disaster was actually a blessing in disguise.
Once I get these “trouble” episode problems resolved, which are: Family Values Special, A Festival of Fools and Mom, Dad, I’m Getting Married. I can start on DVD menu authoring which is a tedious process. The more time I spend on it, the better the end product will be though. I want this season to be the standard, not the example.
Season One will be made up of two volumes of 4 discs each. This is mainly due to quality concerns. In the set will be all 25 episodes! Also included will be special commentary on episode 31, A Toast to Poverty by the shows’ producers – J and Editor B. Plus a few surprising extras. It should be a hit for all!
I finally have a backup plan so this shouldn’t happen again. With some help I have purchased a backup hard drive for ROX and I will have my server up and going soon. With those two options, I hope I have enough redundancy for this not to happen again.
I hope to have season one finalized within a few months, so be on the lookout!