We are using a Vodafone VDSL unlimited plan with average upload speeds of 5 Mbps and download speeds around 25 Mbps. I am on the fastest service available in my area (Eastbourne, Wellington)
Sometimes I am asked by clients around the world to upload high def footage that I have shot that day so they can start editing asap. Often I will shoot 32-64 GB a day. Its not ususally feasible for me to upload from my home/office as its quicker to send the footage on USB Flash drive by Fedex or DHL even to Europe or the US.
This week I was asked if I could upload around 11 GB of footage in a hurry and thought I would give it a shot using Dropbox. The first time I tried it took 7 hours, but when i looked in the "Contents" folder there were all the "wrapper" files except for the actual MXF video files. The video was simply not uploaded. So I tried this again, and exactly the same thing happened the next day.
Can anyone explain why this may have happened? It clearly doesn't work for me, so I was wondering if there is a better way for me as a freelance cameraman to upload lots of footage quickly? If only there was a portal for casual users that I could tap into on an infrequent basis, I'm sure there would be a few freelancers around who would use this.
I have approached Citylink and other providers in the past but their fees were way too high for a casual user like myself.