When I select "Create New Trimmed Project", the resulting project size is exactly the same as the original project even though the sequence only uses a small fraction of the footage in the project. Am I doing something wrong?
James P. Brady, Jun 16, 2011 3:44 PM
Collected media is what I expected to be dramatically smaller, but all of the media files are exactly the same size in both the original folder and the new folder than contains the "trimmed" project.(4.5GB).
Before trimming, the project manager reports the original project size as well as the estimated trimmed project size to be 4.5GB.
When I added the clips to the timeline, I used "set in point" and "set out point" in the source frame and then dragged the clip to the timeline. This is the way I have always done it, but this is the first time I am trying to create a trimmed project, so maybe it is not the correct way.
The option "Create New Trimmed Project" is what I have selected in the project manager.
Yeah, I think you're out of luck with HDV. The project manager is, unfortunately, rather limited when it comes to anything beyond SD AVI type media. Adobe's not so much to blame for this one, but more so the consortiums that decide the "standards" for this sort of thing.
Yes, HDV is the same data rate as DV (25Mbps), so you're looking at about 13GB per hour of footage. Even a smallish hard drive by today's standards is going to net you HOURS of storage space. That said, individually logging clips and capturing only what you need for an edit is good practice, and can help keep you storage requirements at a minimum--with the added benefit of less footage to wade through when it actually comes time to do the edit.
Saving time at the outset of a project rarely equates to saving time once you get into the project... :)
Problem with individually logging clips is that Premiere Pro CS4 (at least on my Mac) will not preview HDV in the capture panel. You have to preview on the LCD of the camera. My camera has a very nice LCD, but when I shoot many takes of the same scene, it can be pretty hard to decide which ones are worthy of capturing. I assume someday I'll be able to preview HDV on my computer display so that I can avoid having to capture so much.
How would this be better than what I do now: Capture each take into Premiere Pro, view them in the Source panel and place the best in a "Keepers" bin. I have no need for the rejected clips; if I do need them, they are archived on the original tape.