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Central to your workflow Professional filmmaker Martyn Moore reveals why he always has the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch to hand

T he Samsung Portable SSD T7 cameras and laptop travel to the event in a dedicated flight case, courtesy of the UK- based production company that provides staging for the conference organisers. But the conference prep starts weeks before, and I usually make an opening ‘wow’ video to wake up the audience and get them excited for the days ahead. I’ve already shared this video with the production team before I go, but a copy of it always goes to the event on my Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch. Also on the 2TB SSD, which is in my pocket as I fly to make sure it doesn’t get lost by baggage handlers, is a collection of sound files and graphics that I think may come in handy – my mobile assets library. Touch is my constant companion. Most of my work is conference filming, often done overseas. My Safety at speed My main camera uses 128GB SD cards for storage, while my second writes to an external recorder. At the end of each shooting session, I copy footage to my laptop and the portable drive, giving me two copies of everything. A USB Type C connection enables blistering 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds. The blue square shows a pulsating light while the data transfers, which means I can still tell if it’s working from a distance away or have other windows open on the laptop screen. The AV production team

Since I have to let members of the team access the drive on location, I don’t need the extra security of the built-in fingerprint scanner with AES 256-bit encryption for those situations. But when I am travelling, I enable this to keep all my data safe. It’s easy to work and simple to turn on and off. Conference filming involves a lot of on-location post-production, outputting three or four short sequences every day and passing them to the social media team to post online. I plug my portable drive into their laptops to do this. At the end of each day, I create a 30-second highlight sequence to be shown on the big screen as

records all the stage activity on a fixed camera and, at the end of each morning and afternoon session, I ask them to copy the clips from this over to my Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch. The technical operative says it’s the fastest he’s used. The stage clips stay on the drive, but I also copy them to my laptop – again for safety.

“The blue square shows a pulsating light while the data transfers, which means I can still tell it’s working from a distance”



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