capturing long clips

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    • #37764
      Avatarophelia
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      For those of you who shoot events (of any kind), how do you divide up your long clips when it’s time to capture to the pc (or mac). Is there an advisable or preferred “limit” for clip length?

    • #167330
      AvatarGrinner Hester
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      I don’t. I need it all so I bring it all in.

    • #167331
      Avatarbirdcat
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      Hi Ophelia –

      As I remember you use Vegas – There is a setting to have Vegas capture split the captured video into individual clips based on timecode. That’s usually what I do.

    • #167332
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I use FCP and I usually give them different mark in and out points

      Ashanti Y

    • #167333
      Avatarophelia
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      Thanks for the quick responses!

      Grinner – your response actually nailed what I was trying to figure out. Inmost cases, I don’t want to divide up my clips, I just didn’t know if this was an action I needed to un-learn.

      Birdcat – actually, I was just trying out the Vegas Pro on a trial version – but I do like it.

    • #167334
      AvatarGrinner Hester
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      back when folks offlined first, logs were the norm. Now, man we just edit shows and can’t waste time with something we can’t use. We edit reality, no matter what we are making, much of the time. For me, this means requiring a shot that wasn’t a shot at all sometimes just to stitch the story together. A swish pan slowed down, a cut away you would have not logged… ect. My tapes are an hour long each. For this reason, most of my raw clips are as well.

      Asiistant editors use to capture, log, make notes, ect. (maybe even a rough cut)Now that’s just a waste of budget more often than not. It’shandy to have 8 hours of footage waiting for you in the moring without having to capture but I never needed their notes or descriptions or a timeline I delete. I need to watchthe footageso I can edit the show. More and more we shoot what we edit anyway. The rough cut is in our heads then.

    • #167335
      Avatarophelia
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      Cool!

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