OK, so this news isn’t anythingrelated, but my gut feeling is it could potentially aid indie filmmakers in the genre who still have issues storing extra footage and keeping it securely housed for future use. Today, Sony has a new solution that will put that problem to rest once and for all. Here it comes!
Say hello to Sony’s “Archival Disc,” a next-gen iteration of the Blu-ray format that can store up to 1TB of data. Sony issued the following statement:
In recent times, demand for archival capabilities has increased significantly in the film industry, as well as in-cloud data centers that handle big data, where advances in network services have caused data volumes to soar.
The format officially launches this summer and the first version of the Archival Disc will be available in the 300GB disc format, which is 6 times the capacity of a standard Blu-ray used for games on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The 500GB and 1TB version will drop at a later date, but Sony hasn’t announced yet. We’ll definitely keep track and drop more news on the Archival Disc.