I think the idea of access directly from a NAS file server or wireless external hard drive sounds fantastic and sexy - on paper...
But in reality, is it not better to download all the files locally to our iPad. Then after the edit, backup to the NAS or external hard drive?
I think we are years away from having the external data speeds catch up to the needs of the software.
Thats what I’m doing right now. I work with files on my iPad or iPhone and keep them locally on my iThing (cool name for it, hehe ), and when im done, i upload the finished product to a folder named what ever the project is called and I got one folder raw material, so I keep everything tighter.
I use the drive mostly for local backup at home, but also let that drive upload to Dropbox every night. For some reason upload speed from my iPhone is much less than from my WD wireless...
But my problem was that some files did not show up when trying to move them to the drive. But it might be a user error... poop in own nest .. :-p
I bought 2TB iCloud space, and a lot of files went up in the cloud, and left just a low res “copy” on my phone. I hate not having control over my files ... but now I have understood what happens and can lower my pulse again :-p
LumaFusion + Filmic Pro + DJI Osmo Mobile 2 + iPhone 8 plus
(Any typing errors or words out of place in my posts is because I use the iPhone to write posts, and have big fingers and autocorrect :-p )