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What's the best storage option for a large VHS-to-digital project? I initially got an 8TB external, thinking that would last at least a good chunk of it, but I've run out of space almost immediately.

I also currently have no backups, which isn't ideal.
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I've run out of space almost immediately.
Whoa. 8TB almost immediately? Define immediately. :-)

How many tapes (or how many hours) have you done? I've captured about 70 VHS tapes so far in my project, a few full but most not. Some with barely 10 minutes. I'm right at 1TB using a Matrox codec at 25Mbps (same rate but different format as DV). My 28 Hi8 tapes, which are typically more full, are up to about 600GB.
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Are you saving lossless?

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Lossless original caps + lossless intermediates for in-process restorations (deleted as appropriate). Uncompressed out of AviSynth/VDub into Premiere because there don't seem to be any lossless codecs that are compatible with both Mac and Windows.
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MagicYUV is lossless for both Mac and Windows, and even Linux. The 1.x version is freeware, the 2.x is payware.

It sounds to me as if you're trying to do too many concurrent projects at the same time, if you have that many intermediary files. Or perhaps capturing too many at once?

I don't know the answer here. I almost never have more than 4tb of temp files, and 4tb of captures. Usually half that.

Now then, I do have many more of the 15mbps 4:2:2 MPEG files, but those are much smaller than the lossless, and thus still only take up maybe 10tb. For now.

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I'm creating x264 files to save the final versions, but I want to retain the original lossless capture and the VDub-to-Premiere file.
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Would MagicYUV be viable as a capture format?
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No. Intermediary only.
Even Lagarith isn't wise a capture format.
The problem here is the compression is aggressive, and a CPU cannot keep up for realtime encoding.

Huffyuv is about 25% larger files, but also a % less overhead.

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Does that mean longer encode times?

I use Lagarith for capture because HuffYUV causes all sorts of problems with Premiere.

Any thoughts on the best storage/backup methods?
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