You are finishing a 1,000-word article and then suddenly, your laptop freezes and you cannot do anything but restart the whole thing. When you opened the document folder, your file isn’t there. Somehow, you forgot to save it before your laptop crashes. The same thing can happen with your drone videography files. You’ve taken the videos and even took several extra shots for the fillers but somehow, the files got corrupted and you are left with a useless memory card.
Do not ever put yourself in a position where you have to bargain with the client or beg for the client to retake the shots. Not only would you feel sorry for yourself for something you could’ve avoided, but your clients will also lose faith in you. Clients could easily back away from even their most favored supplier once the trust is no longer there.
Bring more SD cards
Some people have the mistake of thinking that because they have high-capacity SD cards, they are being smart about where they store their files. But that’s you making it easy for a virus to corrupt all your files in just one go.
Instead, use many high-capacity SD cards. This means that if a virus somehow corrupts a memory card, not all of the files would be affected. This would also be easier for you to use a different card for every project.
Buy more cloud storage
You can turn your camera’s settings to upload the photos and drone videography to your cloud account as soon as you take them. This will help your frayed nerves because you will be assured that your files are all safe and your project does not depend on a mini SD card.
The cloud cannot be corrupted and we have heard no story about it losing files. Just make sure you have a large storage capacity in your account because your camera cannot upload directly to your cloud if it is full.
Transfer to PC immediately
As soon as you get home, plug in your SD card to your laptop and start transferring photos. Don’t delete the drone videography and photos from your memory card yet because you may need them later on to recheck the quality of the files. You just want to make sure that the files are secured and you have made copies of them.
Have an external hard drive ready
Finally, external hard drives are quite handy and they are easy to transport. Sure, the USB is still the easiest one to carry around, but an external hard drive is more durable and they have more capacity than a simple flash drive. Remember that you are going to take high-definition drone videography, so it will take up a lot of space in your memory card.