May 26, 2012, 7:05 AM
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Tandem video on usb flash drive
We are considering giving tandem customers their video on a usb flash drive instead of a DVD disk, or at least making it an option for them.
8 GB drives are available for under $10. The flash drive can contain an MP4 of their edited video, a folder containing their authored DVD files (ie. VIDEO_TS) so they can burn their own DVDs, a folder with jpegs, and even a folder with raw footage.
We've been debating the pros and cons of doing this. We are considering it at least as an option.
May 26, 2012, 7:36 AM
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Re: [docjohn] Tandem video on usb flash drive
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This is how we do it at Skydive Elsinore. We've "removed" the DVD delivery unless someone request it. Since going to thumbs, we haven't had any returns nor complaints. it's significantly faster, and drives contain both pix and vid. We deliver a 1280 x 720 video on the thumb. We do not turn over raw video, but it is stored on a DZ server.
Skydive Hawaii also offers this option, as do a few other DZs. 2 GB drives are more than enough, IMO
May 26, 2012, 7:56 PM
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Re: [TDoMatzore] Tandem video on usb flash drive
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Significantly faster... There is no DVD menu creation, there is no muxing, there is no DVD burn, and this is where the bottleneck is in most operations. Rendering straight to .mp4 and then copying to a thumbdrive is quite fast. you might want to talk to Lob at Skydive Elsinore to get his take on it. As far as "best quality"...that's where the lag might come in. If you're looking to deliver 16mbps files on a thumb, you'd best have a very fast computer. We're delivering at a lower average/max than the BD standard simply because of speed.