Portlandia Editors Talk Video Workflows & LaCie Storage

Editors from the Portlandia TV show love cat scream sound effects nearly as much as they love LaCie Thunderbolt storage. In this video, hear them speak seriously about consolidating storage and transporting it using LaCie products, while putting the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt through a far-from-serious battery of durability tests.

As editors explain in the video, in the past, storing footage for an entire season of the show required 10-20 different storage products. But for seasons 4 and 5, they were able to store an entire season on a single 30 TB LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2.

They’re also fans of the RAID 5 feature on the LaCie 5big, which means that even in the case of hard drive failure, they don’t lose any data.

For shuttling footage between Portland and Los Angeles, where the editing is done, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is their go-to product. They’ve sent them 150 times between PDX and LAX, and not one drive has died.

And for the record, neither did any cats in the filming of this video.