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The OWC Drive Speed ​​app tests video transfers for videographers

OWC has introduced a new iOS app called OWC Drive Speed, designed to track transfer speeds between iPhones and external storage devices for mobile videographers.

Apple’s inclusion of USB-C in the iPhone has paved the way for new possibilities for iPhone videographers. For example, during the launch of the iPhone 15, the company briefly highlighted the ability to record directly to SSD media while capturing high bitrate video.

Other World Computing (OWC), known for its computer hardware, accessories and software, has introduced a new iOS app called OWC Drive Speed ​​to help monitor transfer speeds between iPhones and connected external storage devices.

The iPhone 15 Pro’s feature for expanding storage to external drives opens up new possibilities for videographers, allowing them to work with larger video files without being limited by the iPhone’s internal storage capacity. To help users navigate this feature, Drive Speed ​​can measure and optimize the transfer speed of videos between iPhone and external drives.

The app allows assessment of various recording variables, such as size, frame rate and duration, to ensure smooth and efficient file sharing, keeping frame drops to a minimum. It aims to provide users with certainty about the storage capacity required for their projects.

For iPhones, the free app requires iOS 17 and later. Use on a Mac requires macOS 14.0 Sonoma and a model with an Apple M1 chip or later.

In addition, Drive Speed ​​offers suggestions for improving video transfers, especially when using compact storage solutions such as the OWC Envoy Elektron portable SSD, the OWC Envoy Pro mini thumb drive, and OWC cables.

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