Overview

Hedge allows you to create multiple copies, backups, and archives from multiple sources - at the same time. Built with video workflows in mind, it supports about type of storage medium.

Disks

Disks

Hedge displays all available disks and volumes connected to your computer. You can set any available disk as a Source or a Destination.

SOURCES

Add any disk or volume listed under Disks to SOURCES. You can transfer files from a single source or multiple sources.

Possible sources may include:

  1. Camera Memory Cards

  2. Local Disks or Folders

  3. Network Volumes or Folders

Additional options are available for each disk or volume under the hamburger menu.

Source Folder

By default, Hedge transfers the entire contents of a disk or volume added to SOURCES. If you only need to transfer a specific folder (along with its subfolders), you can set that as the Source Folder. You can also use Presets to automate and refine different aspects of a file transfer.

Add Label...

During a shoot, adding temporary labels to memory cards or drives helps you stay organized. Similarly, Hedge lets you add temporary labels to a Source to differentiate between multiple sources with the same disk or volume name.

Adding a label to a disk or volume listed under Disks automatically adds it to SOURCES.

Add Info...

Add Info... → Transfer Info

All information entered here becomes part of both the Transfer Log and Media Hash List (MHL):

  • Transfer Log - Info:

  • MHL - <info>

Set as Unused

Removes a disk or volume from SOURCES, adding it to Disks once again. Any labels will be removed.

Set as Destination

Moves a disk or volume from SOURCES to DESTINATIONS.

Eject Volume Name

Disconnects the disk or volume from your computer.

Rename Volume Name

Renames the disk or volume. Unlike a label, renaming a disk or volume happens at the file system level, persisting beyond its usage in Hedge.

DESTINATIONS

Any disk or volume listed under Disks can be added to DESTINATIONS. Transfer files to a single destination, or multiple destinations.

Possible destinations may include:

  1. Local Disks or Folders

  2. Network Volumes or Folders

Additional options are available for each disk or volume under the hamburger menu.

Project Folder

By default, Hedge transfers the entirety of SOURCES to the root folder of disks or volumes added to DESTINATIONS. If you want to transfer files to a specific folder, you can set that as the Project Folder.

Set as Unused

Removes a disk or volume from DESTINATIONS, adding it to Disks once again.

Set as Source

Moves a disk or volume from DESTINATIONS to SOURCES.

Eject Volume Name

Disconnects the disk or volume from your computer.

Rename Volume Name

Renames the disk or volume. Unlike a label, renaming a disk or volume happens at the file system level, persisting beyond its use in Hedge.

Add Transfers

When SOURCES and DESTINATIONS are selected and configured, Hedge can perform a file transfer.

Transfers are jobs added to a queue. If you receive a new memory card or drive while a transfer's a progress, you can add it to SOURCES or DESTINATIONS, then add another transfer.

Hedge multiplies the number of SOURCES by the number of DESTINATIONS, then displays how many transfers you'll make in the Add Transfer button.

If you want to use a Preset:

  1. Toggle the slider to ☑️.

  2. Select a Preset from the drop-down menu.

When you're ready, click Add 1 Transfer or Add <N> Transfers.

Transfers

In the Transfers view, you can monitor all finished and running transfers. Navigate between Disks and Transfers in Hedge by clicking the arrow on the Transfers section's right-hand side, or use the shortcuts ⌘-1 and ⌘-2.

Progress

When a transfer is in progress, you'll see the following:

  • The name of the transfer job - SOURCE → DESTINATION

  • The name of the transferring file

  • A moving average of the data rate

  • An estimated duration

Progress bars can have the following colors:

  • Grey: the transfer is being indexed and prepared. If MHLs exist on the source, they're indexed too.

  • Dark Blue: copying

  • Light Blue: verification, validation, security, integrity checks, sidecar creation, and logging.

  • Green: all done, no issues found.

  • Red: a hardware issues was detected, like a disconnected storage device, or a checksum error on the source

  • Orange: a file integrity issue was detected.

Monitoring Progress Remotely with Connect

Connect is a free companion app for iOS and Android that lets you monitor Hedge transfers on your mobile device. Connect displays live views of transfers in progress, and pushes notifications to your device upon completion.

https://hedge.video/hedge/connect