DEFINITION July 2022 - Newsletter


In the capable hands of fitness videographer and photographer John Owen, the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch races through three tough shoot days without breaking a sweat

make that possible. But we didn’t have that. When our client wanted to take a copy away for safety, we couldn’t do it. This week, the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch has been so fast, I can copy data as I go.” Old-school as he may be, Owen doesn’t neglect demanding, modern workflows. “When I’m photographing stills, I can shoot tethered and send Raws directly to the portable drive via my editing platform. If you need, you can plug two in and set them up to mirror each other, resulting in two copies of all images at the end of a session. The Samsung portable drive is more than capable enough to display the files and begin processing seamlessly. I didn’t have an opportunity to edit video

THERE ARE FEW filmmakers whose subjects are as fast-paced as they are, but John Owen is undoubtedly one of them. Working across stills and video, he creates all manner of fitness content. When he finds a moment to slow down, automotive documentary is his preferred labour of love, but day to day it’s all action. Within a week, Owen tested the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch on a handful of projects. “I used the portable drive for two video interviews and a photo shoot,” he explains. “I love Samsung SSDs. I use them already, I just haven’t tried the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch. The ones I own are great devices, so I was excited to see what this had in store.”

For Owen, a self-professed old-school operator, the predominant use for a device like this is simple storage. For that, transfer speed is essential – and it’s not something the Samsung is short of. In fact, he had respective read and write speeds of up to 1050MB/s and 1000MB/s waiting for him. “I can record for three days on three cameras and get about 4TB of 4K data. So, it’s not at all inconceivable to have two or three drives for data wrangling. A few years ago, we did a day-long job for a client. When the shoot ended, the time to copy our cards onto a standard hard drive was around ten hours. We’d have needed someone on-set constantly stripping data from cards to


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