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Help!  I'm shooting Salmon and running out of disk space

Nov 21, 2012 11:39 AM

I am shooting video of salmon jumping a waterfall.  I let the camera run for fifteen minutes to capture 2 or 3 seconds of action at the end.  The clips are enormous in size, and I am running out of disk space.  I tried trimming them in Quicktime, but they retain their original file size.


Is there a way to reduce the size of the clip, both in time and MBs, before putting the clip into the sequence panel? 

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    Nov 21, 2012 11:41 AM   in reply to Steve xxxxx

    Adobe Prelude.

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    Nov 21, 2012 11:57 AM   in reply to Steve xxxxx

    Just a little aside.


    The perfect cameras for that salmon shooting task... are those with a pre - record buffer.


    You push the Record Button after you see the event occur. It records from the buffer to the storage media. 

    Like a time shows you history..


    I have a camera that does that, but never had the need to use it although I have considered a number of scenarios where I could if they arose.

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    Nov 21, 2012 5:17 PM   in reply to Steve xxxxx

    Export your section as a digital intermediate. DI


    File size will be relative to quality (ie compression or bitrate ...but convenience will outweigh that.

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