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I would appreciate feedback on the best practices for the following situation:
Using Windows Explorer, I copy the BDMV folder from the XA10 to my Talk2 project folder.
The BDMV folder has three one hour shots (talks) where each shot is one hour called Talk1, Talk2, and Talk3.
Each shot consists of several MTS files in the STREAM folder since MTS files have a maximum file size so a new MTS file is created when a given MTS file reaches the maximum file size.
Since I only want to have Talk2 stuff in my Talk2 project folder, I need to remove the Talk1 and Talk3 stuff from the BDMV folder.
I delete the Talk1 and Talk3 MTS files from the STREAM folder.
I delete the Talk1 and Talk3 CPI files from the CLIPINF folder.
I leave the PLAYLIST folder as is.
Using the Media Browser, I import Talk2 (which consists of two MTS files).
I edit the clip.
This procedure seems to work, but I do not know if there are any "got you" issues.
Thanks in advance.
Oh, don't do it that way. I know a lot of people do, heck, my boss does, but it's just asking for trouble.
Treat your card as if it was your original tape master (because it is). It is the most important thing you have. Don't delete or move any part of it.
If you want to break up the talks, do it as you shoot them. Use separate cards for each talk and archive each one separately. There is too much valuable information in the structure of the card format. You may not need it now but your editing program may need it later.
Hard drive space is cheap but digital recordings are priceless
I'd agree with Allynn. It's probably best to leave the folder structure alone, and plan your organization ahead of time.