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Lesson 1 How Workflow Makes, Manages, an... > Media Drives Contain Media Files

Media Drives Contain Media Files

Media files contain the actual video images and audio samples that you see and hear during playback. Video media files are typically larger than audio files, the difference being gigabytes compared to megabytes, as shown in Figure 1.14.

Figure 1.14 Video media files consume more storage space than audio media files.

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Because they take up such large quantities of space, media files are typically stored on separate, large-capacity, high-speed storage devices called media drives.

You should know how to choose a media drive suitable for use with Avid Media Composer, which is the next topic. Afterward, you’ll read how the media actually is stored and organized on the media drives.

Tips for Choosing a Media Drive


  

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