I want to save hard drive space. I have several session of 40gb each. I am new to video editing and realize the way to work is to trim the 4gb files so that I only have the needed footage on the drive, deleting the prerolls and extras from my drive. BUT, I dont know how to do this in Premiere Pro CS6. Is this task better done before I create a project?
So what is the best workflow?
1. Insert SD Media to Computer and edit using MPEG Streamclip or Quicktime(trimming)
2. Export clips into Session/Scene based folders on main footage hard drive
3. delete source files from SD media - large files never get saced to hard drive
If this is best, what export settings are best for Premiere Pro CS6.
Can this task be as easily done in CS6?
1. Insert SD card into computer and open clips in Premiere Pro CS6
2. Add Scenes/Sessoins into a Sequence and use in/out points to drop clips/subclips into the project(per scene)
3. export them to hard drive and delete session footage.
Id this is best, how do you export from Premiere Pro CS6 so that the clips in the sequence are now referenced, the audio and video are stored where I can access them/labeled and I can trash the source footage.
I hope this makes sense. I want to trim away the wwasted footage and drive space. My 250GB drive is almost full and only 20-30GB is useufl footage. I need a workflow to reduce the file sizes.
For the current footage I have the resolution of the export doesnt matter, no one will see them but me. Rehearsal footage. I need the audio and video to stay linked(is that what rendering does?)
So an example of what i'm doing is this.
Last week I captured 4 rehearsals (musicians and dancers) each lasting one hour. Each rehearsal contains only 2o mins of usefull footage. But the 20 mins are spread out so that if i edited each session there would be 5 4min clips. There will be rehearsals ongoing for twelve weeks so I''ll be duplicating this process many times. I want to save space on the drive by doing some initial editing to reduce each hour session to 5 4min clips.
What is the best workflow so that at the end of each week I have 4folders each holding the 20mins of good footage(and audio) on my drive and all the unneccessary footage is trashed. A few sessions will comprise a multicamera setup. All sessions have audio from the cameras and audio from a mixing console. I want all the audio from every source kept.
I want to preedit each week so that 12 weeks from now when I do the master edit, I have already saved rive space, matched audio sources to the clips(even if I havent edited multicamera clips)
Can you help me with the front end of the post capture workflow? What is the best way to save space and time given my goal of documenting the rehearsals and for havign a compilation video later? Thanks !!!!
You got to be kidding. You use Premiere Pro, a $ 799 software package and you find $ 105 for a 2 TB disk, which gives you space for around 140 hours of video material or a 3 TB disk for $ 135, which has space for around 210 hours, i.e. $ 0.64 per hour, expensive? Out of curiosity, how much did you spend on the camera, bag, tripod, mics, lenses, lighting, etc. and how much on your computer?
The cards in your camera may well cost $ 29 for a 32 MB card and give you around 2.6 hours of space. That is $ 11.15 per hour. Then how come you find $ 0.64 per hour an expensive option? More than 17 times cheaper is not expensive in my book. And you are forgetting that an extra disk helps improve performance, so your editing experience will be much better.