I've been reading across post-production related threads for a while... to my growing confusion... I'm a pure indie, engaged in single long-term projects (5 years in average). I need a basic but reliable mac solution for storing (circa 30 hours of 4k material) grading and editing (final product : 1h maximum), rendering and exporting in different formats, from high-end to SD.
Storage solution should thus allow compatibility and access for final conformation on external professional workstations... 5 years from now.
I had thought an up-to-date mac with about 8 To external drives would do... but I read about over 30.000 USD solutions, which are far beyond my reach. My maximum budget would be around 7.500 USD ! I must have missed something... Can anyone tell me ? Any solution at hand within this cost ?
To me, high speed is not an issue. Thanks for any answer !