Other World Computing (OWC), manufacturer of memory and storage-related products has released their new Copy That for Mac software. They describe it as “an intuitive, easy to use backup tool for content creators”. The software lets you quickly and easily ingest your memory cards ready for editing, but will also automatically create backups to multiple sources and verify that they all copied over correctly.
It complies with the industry standard “3-2-1 rule“, which states that there should be at least three copies of the data stored on two different types of media, with one copy kept offsite in some kind of remote storage or cloud system and its verification system ensures that the data is always copied to all of its targets accurately.
Copy That also includes a number of other features such as automatic name collision detection – which is handy when you’re shooting with multiple cameras that might produce identical filenames – smart error detection with xxHash-64, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2 256, SHA-2512 checksums and other features to ensure that your data is safe and backups are reliable. It’s also features “robust reporting” to help you more easily locate files and provide transfer details to clients and team members in multiple formats.
Enhanced camera support also means you get thumbnail generation and metadata support for many cinema cameras including ARRI RAW, Blackmagic RAW, RED RAW, ProRes, Panasonic Varicam, Atomos, Convergent Design recorders as well as most consumer cameras recording in MP4, MOV or MXF wrappers. You get presets, too, allowing you to quickly organise your folders to streamline your workflow.
Copy That for Mac is available as part of a subscription service from the OWC website for $99 for the first year and $49 for each additional year or as a one-off 30-day project-based license for $35. You can also take it for a spin with a full-featured 14-day trial. Naturally, it’s only available for the Mac (the clue’s kind of in the name). Hopefully, a Windows version will be on the way at some point.