As I prepare for my trip to Africa and for capturing audio & video on my journey, I’m realizing I need a lot more storage space for the media files I’ll create. Questions are coming up:
1. Should I upgrade the drive in my 12" PowerBook G4 to a larger size than its current 60GB?
I’ve already had advice from my friend Tantek to definitely have a pro do this if I go this route since its a fragile operation. (Of course, I could get an immediate 28GB upgrade by moving my iTunes folder off, but since this is my primary stereo, that’d only be a temporary solution and is unattractive).
2. Should I buy some small physical size, high storage USB drives to store things on? What are the largest ones available?
I saw Seagate has a 5GB. Anyone know of others or have experience with them good or bad? Seems like I’d want to carry at least two so I could back files up to both in case of disk failure.
3. Where can I learn more about video capture and editing so I can work with the largest file size I need and no larger?
Friend of a friend Elli recommended I get Quicktime Pro which will let me edit my movies and export them to other formats. Any other recommendations? Good books or online tutorials?
4. Anyone got any experience with or know any resources to help me with safely and securely uploading posts and/or media from random internet connections? Advice on extending battery life and recharging while traveling (especially in regions with flaky power supplies) would also be most welcome. (I don’t suppose there’s a good solar charger yet…)