Red Giant BulletProof

Backup Clips

Backup Clips is where you set options to make duplicate copies of your imported media. It’s one of two areas in Import Options; the other area is Import Clips.

Backing up gives you confidence that the day’s work is safe, backed up and verified. It lets you archive multiple copies of your footage while you’re importing. We’ve made it simple and foolproof to backup to multiple destinations and validate your precious data — bit for bit.

 

 

We safely verify your data

When you chose to backup, each copy is duplicated by BulletProof from the imported clips, and then safely verified. BulletProof uses a byte verification of CRC-32 (Cycle Redundancy Check) that makes sure the backup copy always matches the original source. The copying speed will be about the same as you experience in an application like Disk Utility.

To see the activity report, go to File> Show Activity Log File. This menu item will open a text-based file that shows a "crc32" value next to each file that has been imported. Learn more in Checksum & Activity Log.

 

 

Using multiple Backup tasks

When you create a new catalog, one Backup task is initially turned on.

It’s easy to make multiple backups. Click the Add button to create a new Backup Clips task, and the Delete button to remove a task. Change the Folder Path and Backup Location options as needed.

It’s just as easy to turn Backup off; simply flip the switch. Once you turn on or off a Backup task, the catalog will keep that setting, so you can keep production continuity.

We’ve added two Backup Clips tasks, and the second one is turned off.

 

 

Choose the Folder Path option

There are five folder options for organizing your backed up media, and they are similar to the Folder Path options in Import Clips.

The default option uses the same folder organization that you set for your first import copy. The other four options add folders that stamp the date and time of backup, which helps you to organize the footage.

  • Use same folder path as import. The default setting, which uses your folder choice for the first import copy.

    Choosing this option could mean you’re keeping your folder structure exactly as you set it up, and not adding date/time-stamped folders. Or it could mean that your backup follows the same date/time-stamping as your import. Whatever you set in the Import Clips> Folder Path is what will happen here.

  • YYYY-MM-DD hh.mm.ss. Backs up your media to a root folder stamped with today’s year, month and day. Displays the time of backup in hours, minutes and seconds.

  • YYYY/MM-DD hh.mm.ss. Backs up your media into a root folder stamped with today’s year, and a subfolder with today’s month and day. Displays the time of backup in hours, minutes and seconds.

  • YYYY-MM-DD. Backs up your media into a root folder stamped with today’s year, month and day.

  • YYYY/MM-DD. Backs up your media into a root folder stamped with today’s year, and a subfolder with today’s month and day.

 

 

Choose the Backup Location

This option tells BulletProof where to save the backed up media. Click the path to choose a location on your hard drive.

 

If you forget to pick a backup location, then BulletProof will prompt you.