Video content tips

3 ways to back up your footage

You have some video content, but you only have it saved in one place and oh no…that hard drive gets lost/stolen/corrupted/accidentally wiped and you lose your content. Unfortunately you’d be surprised at how many people lose video content just because they forgot or didn’t know where to back up their video content. It’s such a simple process but if you don’t do it, you run the risk of losing your footage forever. This blog is a quick guide to three different ways to keep your video content safe. But first, have a look at this video to understand why you should always back up.

Google Photos

Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. As well as photos, it can store unlimited videos in full HD. Part of the Google One cloud storage service, you can store up to 15GB for free or up to 100GB for £1.59/month.

Google Photos is a great tool for beginner video creators or marketers out there looking to save their content to the cloud. Check out this video below for more information.

You can use the app on iOS and Android devices and on desktop computers through your browser. One great added bonus, especially for video production novices, is its ability to create videos, GIFs and more automatically using Google’s all-powerful AI capabilities.

SanDisk iXpand

SanDisk iXpand is a great tool for backing up footage from your phone, especially if you’re out and about without easy access to cloud services. Think of it as a USB stick for your phone. With prices starting around £24 for a 32GB model, this device is a great piece of kit. It’s available with a Lightning connection, USB-C, or both! The iXpand mobile app lets you manage your data and preview your footage.

LaCie Rugged Mini

Now let’s have a look at a common hard drive brand used by professional videographers. LaCie have a range of drives to suit all requirements and budgets, including a new model which is on the pricier side but is resistant to shock, drop, dust and even water!

These super reliable hard drives are perfect for creators and marketers producing content regularly. They perform extremely well when it comes to raw transfer speeds, and their small size means they’re easy to carry around.

We hope you found this blog useful. Hopefully we have saved you from losing your video content. If you are looking for professional video production partners to make your brand stand out, please get in touch with us.

By Will Wray-Lang

I’m a video producer, wedding and events videographer and junior researcher with over 7 years of experience making digital content, including working with global brands such as BBC. I have a great passion for storytelling, producing videos, writing up blogs and inspiring campaign ideas. In 2017, I started my own company producing cinematic wedding films. In my spare time, you can find me involved in some sort of sport, playing football or going to the gym. If not I'll probably be on the internet purchasing more camera equipment…I know, I need to stop.