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Rainmaker
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I have an iMac, and a MacBook Pro and have found the iMovie to be a great editor.  As far as transferring I take movies with my iPhone and use airdrop to transfer to either my iMac or my Macbook... it takes less than 3 seconds to transfer a 2 minute video. I store them in Dropbox to make them accessible from any computer or device.

Jan 28, 2017 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
151,633
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I use Amazon Web Services to store my backups. I've never used it for editing videos, but you might want to check it out as it's very inexpensive...

https://aws.amazon.com/digital-media/

Jan 28, 2017 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,506
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Can't help as not a Mac fan.

Jan 28, 2017 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
987,452
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Oh, you're a Mac - I have no clue - lots of suggestions if you were windows though

Jan 28, 2017 07:27 AM
Rainmaker
5,195,189
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Getting some good tips here if I were a Mac fan!

Jan 28, 2017 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This is not the answer you are looking for but all my videos are stored on Dropbox.

Jan 28, 2017 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,566
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Much as I'd like to helpful, this question is above my paygrade. That's the kind of question I pose to my computer guru to help me make a decision about equipment.

Jan 28, 2017 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
5,850,811
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I don't use Apple products, so cannot offer a suggestion.

Jan 31, 2017 12:53 PM
Rainmaker
599,124
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

i actually use Google Drive. For $10 a month I get unlimited storage and it's available anywhere, even on my mobile devices. I have about 800 gigabytes of data on there right now.

Jan 29, 2017 10:07 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I can't answer your question. I'm a windows user. Good luck. 

Jan 29, 2017 05:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,126
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I use Passports (1TB) and replace them at calendar intervals and store.

Jan 29, 2017 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Jan 29, 2017 04:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - checking other responses....

Jan 28, 2017 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I just read Kenneth's answer and am taking note. I really never gave it any thought but would like to upload faster.

Jan 28, 2017 09:05 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I use an Apple Time Capsule - it's WONDERFUL and partners well (obviously) with your Mac!  The best part - the geniuses will walk you through setting it up and it's VERY quick and easy to do so!

Good luck, Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers!

Jan 28, 2017 08:24 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am here looking for that great answer.

Jan 28, 2017 07:54 PM
Rainmaker
4,977,252
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Not an iMac user..no help!

Jan 28, 2017 07:51 PM
Rainer
423,552
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

You may want to look at the AirPort Time Capsule. If I told you much more about it, I'd just lead you down the wrong path. Call the Apple Store.

Jan 28, 2017 06:36 PM
Rainmaker
539,468
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

For video editing, a fast CPU, lots of RAM, and a solid state drive (SSD) is needed for best performance.

For file storage, a large external hard drive, 1TB or more, is cheapest cost per GB, but is susceptible to shock, vibration and crashes.

Costs for USB flash drives are decreasing and storage capacities are increasing, 128 GB and 256 GB are available. I no longer use hard drives. 

Current technology USB 3.1 Gen 1 has a maximum transfer speed of 5 Gb/s.
New technology, USB 3.1 Gen 2 has a maximum transfer speed of 10 Gb/s.

Jan 28, 2017 04:53 PM
Rainmaker
4,272,524
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Darn I use windows 10...

Jan 28, 2017 04:07 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,173
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yup, beyond my paygrade..... 

Jan 28, 2017 03:16 PM
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6,360,053
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have at least a dozen of the around here, various brands, and they all seem to work fine.

Jan 28, 2017 01:46 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tony,

I would talk to Apple.  They work with the film industry.  A

Jan 28, 2017 01:29 PM
Rainmaker
864,658
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Not a Mac user. However, getting lots of advice here.

Jan 28, 2017 12:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,498,868
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Does it have to be a USB/Firewire type drive?  If not, try a network drive.  Just make sure you're running gigabit or faster on the network for best speed.  Ask your tech guy about a RAID drive for redundancy too since all drives are mechanical devices and, like cars and toasters, will eventually fail.

Jan 28, 2017 10:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Regularly backup your external hard drive to other external hard drives.  Video editing is very hard drive intensive.

Jan 28, 2017 10:30 AM
Ambassador
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am of no help here as I am not a Mac user or fan. 

Kenneth J. Jones makes a strong recommendation. 

I know Corinne Guest, Managing Broker has s drone and is very knowledgable in everything she involves herself with.

Jan 28, 2017 08:49 AM
Ambassador
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I have a couple of Seagate 2TB externals.  One I put in a safe, the other is sitting on the desk next to this laptop.

Jan 28, 2017 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,595
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive for Mac USB 3.0 (STDS1000100)

about $60.00

Solid State SSD is close to as reliable as your spouse, faster than mechanical drive-no rotational delay.

Jan 28, 2017 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Sounds like a trip to Best Buy today--love external hard drives

Jan 28, 2017 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,325,249
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Annette has the right idea.

Jan 28, 2017 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,531,757
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I'm PC since 1995 but what I share is useable on Mac too:

Since about 2007, I use Western Digital MY Books with 2 Terra-bytes memory currently.

I also use the My Passport Ultra 1 Terra-byte "mini" as a mobile flash-drive for between the office & home office; they fit in your back pocket or purse and hold far more than a flash-drive with 500MB

I use MovieMaker that comes with any Windows PC so I assume Mac has a built in too, iMovie I think?

Jan 28, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think most external drives will work for you, the secret to speed is the connection between the computer and the drive.  Go for the fastest possible that's available for your computer.

Jan 28, 2017 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

For storing and EDITING. That last part is important.

Of course, success is paved with money. That means, the 'puter you own may or may not be up to the task.

I use a physical product called MyDrive, priced according the the Terra-bytes needed. Only finished and commercially enabled products are placed in the cloud.

Jan 28, 2017 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
7,795,864
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You have some good answers. Blog about your selection.

Jan 28, 2017 06:05 AM