DEFINITION March 2022 – Newsletter


HIGH-FLYING STORAGE Collecting soaring aerial footage, transferring files in a race against the sun and producing a 4K edit with ease… all in a day’s work for Jake Mobbs and the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch

AS A FREELANCE post-production specialist for around a decade, and skilled drone cinematographer, Jake Mobbs has seen his fair share of technological evolution. Editing and colour grading primarily on behalf of nationwide brands, he’s also well versed in high standards. Ahead of a challenging shoot and edit, he took possession of the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch, to maximise its potential. “It was one of the toughest days I’ve done,” says Mobbs, fresh from the field. “We flew the drone at 13 different locations, which meant being completely meticulous about where we would be, minute-by-minute. “I’d fly, collect the stills and video, then sit down with my client to review them together. Of course, that requires loading the files onto a laptop. With the Samsung portable drive, transfer speeds were exceptional – and so was the review. Loading Raw photos and scrubbing through 4K footage can be slow. This time, it was smooth, which is always a professional look.” In large part, this was thanks to the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch’s USB 3.2 Gen 2 and embedded NVMe technology – read and write speeds have been clocked at 1050MB/s and 1000MB/s, respectively. It was enough to blaze through 30GB of aerial footage “seamlessly”. A long-time user of the Samsung Portable SSD T5, Mobbs was certain of the newer model’s potential. “In the past, I’ve been able to record 6K video directly onto my Samsung, then plug it straight into my laptop and begin the colour grade. It’s amazing, and I’m certain the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch handles this even faster.” Despite the lack of ultra high-definition cinema cameras on this project, working with advanced editing software on the go is never a trivial demand.

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS As a light carry in the field or a home-office space saver, the compact Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch is ideal for the wealth of creatives looking to scale down their kitbags

It has up to 2TB of lightning-fast storage, is sized little bigger than a credit card – and weighs less than 60g. Despite all the impressive technology housed within, its physical presence wasn’t lost on Mobbs. “One of the standout moments for me was realising I could carry the Samsung in my shirt pocket. All I had, going from location to location, was my tiny drone,

“I began post-production work on the footage immediately, directly from the Samsung portable drive – there was no waiting around. Cutting and playback happened in real time. It’s external and portable, but in terms of performance, felt like using my machine’s internal media.” As far as specs go, the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch is astounding.


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