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Making film compilation video. Importing help

Apr 25, 2013 10:30 AM

Tags: #compilation #movie #importing #film

I'm new to Premiere Pro and editing in general.  I would like to make a video compilation that uses scenes from different films.  My sources will be various hi def MP4's and MKV's and AVI's of the film's themselves.

 

When I import a film into Premiere it goes through a long "conforming" process and since I plan to use 20-30 different films I'm wonder if there's a better way to go about this.  Is there a way to snip the clips I want from the films either in Premiere or another program and then just import the parts I will be using rather than having 30 full films imported into my project?

 
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:04 AM   in reply to owiseone61755

    ...wonder if there's a better way to go about this.

    Is there a way to snip the clips I want from the films...

    Not really... Premiere is built to "snip the clips".

     

    If you plan to use pieces of the 30 films, Import them all,

    allow plenty of time for all of the audio to complete conforming.

     

    After that, it should not be any concern.

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:53 AM   in reply to owiseone61755

    There are also a lot of great tips, and setting up Projects is part of them, in the links in this FAQ Entry: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/878529?tstart=0

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     

    PS - before you make big plans for the MKV material, I would definitely see the threads, that John T. linked to.

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 2:10 PM   in reply to owiseone61755

    Drive C space http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1007934?tstart=0 shows how to put your temp files on a drive other than C

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 2:26 PM   in reply to owiseone61755

    The .cfa files are your conformed audio files.

    As long as they are working, ignore them.

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 4:43 PM   in reply to owiseone61755

    Once I've pulled all my clips is there going to be a way to get rid of all the temp files without messing up my project?  I don't even need the .cfa files...

    No... with one exception:

    Conforming audio

    "To avoid conforming, use audio editing software,

    or transcoding software, to convert your files to natively-supported

    uncompressed formats at the supported sampling rates."

    ..will saving temp files to an external 2.0 usb drive make editing and compiling slower?

    That would be likely.  You can certainly try it.

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 5:31 PM   in reply to owiseone61755

    External eSata or USB3 are both fast enough for video editing... eSata is better - http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1117813

     
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