How tape can ease your workflow…

How do you mark all the media you get during a shoot? SD cards from the mixer, SxS cards or XQD cards or P2 cards. I use a really simple method based on different colored neon gaff tape. Neon Pink (or yellow) and Neon Green. When you remove a card from the camera PinkTape it and mark “CamA_1_date”. After offload and confirmation Green tape it! It’s that simple to keep track of what’s what. The green is really just an extra layer to remove any doubt that the card is clear to format.
You can also save all your “Pinks” to log your offloads over days of shooting. This together with the log from ShotPut Pro puts my mind at ease that everything is ok.

To make this easier you can put small “pinks” on the side of the camera so ways accessible right after eject!

Remember to put all media on at least 2 different location BEFORE formatting your card. A Raid is NOT a backup. Happy Copying!


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I work as Director of Photography based in sweden. One of my main strengths is finding the best possibilities for a chosen location, lighting it in a given time frame and producing images meeting, and hopefully exceeding the producers vision. After more than 15 years of working with the moving image I still enjoy the challange of getting “the shot” and seeing the light I own/run a production company in Malmo Sweden,

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