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    AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?

    Ken Nielsen Community Member

      My first go around with AVCHD which I know nothing about except that after buying a nice new Sony video camera I have as a result on my first try-out, a single file called AVCHD even though I took several separate clips. When I click on that file on my computer, it opens up and shows thumbnails of each of the separate clips. When I click on one of the clips it opens in QuickTime and from there I can export the file to save it as a separate clip on my computer.

       

      Is there an easier way to batch save the separate clips or do I need to go through this process of opening each one separately in QuickTime and exporting it in order to save it?

       

      Any information on how I should approach working with this AVCHD format would also be greatly appreciated.

       

      TIA,

      Ken

        • 2. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
          wfmc staffer Community Member

          You should have seperate clips. There should not be a file called AVCHD, only a folder on your media. Search AVCHD workflow to import and edit properly. Quicktime should be left out of the equation for Premiere.

           

          Good Luck.

          • 3. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
            shooternz Community Member

            Copy entire AVCHD file from your card  to your local hard drive ( not C;)

             

            Open Premiere Pro.

             

            Go to the Media Browser Panel

             

            Locate your Source footage on the local hard drive directory.

             

            Click down to the individual source clips.  Where varies a little depending on camera  but eg. VideoStream

             

            Import into Premiere.  ( one way..Drag them to a Folder in the Project Window eg "Holiday Clips"

            • 4. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
              Ken Nielsen Community Member

              Jim Simon wrote:

               

              You on a Mac?

               

              Yes, nice fast MacBook Pro with i7 processor and five external drives.

              • 5. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                J. Simon Community Member

                OK.

                 

                Mac OS recently mucked this up.  It no longer sees them properly as a bunch of folders as files (as any good file manager should), rather it seems them as a QuickTime package.  You have to 'open the package' as it were to get at the files inside.

                • 6. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                  Ken Nielsen Community Member

                  You get Five Stars for that reply Jim, I gathered that it seemed good to double-click on the resulting file, which does open in Quicktime and does show all of the clips and does offer the ability to export in the original format to folders where I save original clips. I have no problem with that and planned on continuing that way as I don't want to rely on Premiere to handle my original files - Only after I have previewed them outside of Premiere and decided which one's I want to include in any specific project. I keep specific projects 'whole' and 'isolated' as 'stand-alone' and 'complete' in respective folders.

                   

                  I don't consider this arrangement to be 'mucked up' at all, I'm just glad to know how it is and what I have to work with before I start tackling any serious work. I'm new to Premiere coming from FCP and I'm liking Premiere better every day. I'm just getting my ducks in a row at this point.'

                   

                  Here's my 'I Wish':  I wish there were a way to extract all of the files in the AVCHD or 'Private' file as a batch save so I could have all of the individual files (clips) extracted and ready to preview without having to go through, one-by-one, viewing and exporting. Saving time is a major consideration for anything to do with video production for me.

                   

                  Thanks A Whole Lot Jim,

                   

                  Ken

                  • 7. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                    shooternz Community Member

                    I have no problem with that and planned on continuing that way as I don't want to rely on Premiere to handle my original files - Only after I have previewed them outside of Premiere and decided which one's I want to include in any specific project. I keep specific projects 'whole' and 'isolated' as 'stand-alone' and 'complete' in respective folders.

                     

                    I am not exactly sure what you are trying to do here... but it sounds wrong and I think you have a misunderstanding of the work flow and NLEs!

                     

                    I am not sure also about Jims advice ...although I am sure he is right...but I think he is advising you about something else.  ie not the ingesting of the source files into Premiere (Project Bins)

                     

                    Premiere is a non destructive editor.  It wont harm your source files by working "with " them.

                     

                    Keep all your source files exactly how they came of the card ( camera card) on your local hard drive.

                     

                    THey will be individual files in side Premiere.

                     

                    Dont mess around trawling through them, viewing them  in an external player and sorting them..  You will bust something!

                     

                    The place to sort your files is in the Bins in a Premiere Project. 

                     

                    Basically...Edit in the editing Application.   (Premiere)

                    • 8. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                      J. Simon Community Member
                      I don't consider this arrangement to be 'mucked up' at all

                       

                      What I mean is that a file manager, which Finder is, should be showing you the folders and files exactly as they are.  That's what a file manager does.

                       

                       

                      I wish there were a way to extract all of the files in the AVCHD or 'Private' file

                       

                      That's generally a bad idea.  Like Craig says, you should be keeping the Private folder intact and unaltered.  The media will usually work better that way.

                       

                      If you want a way to see the individual clips outside of PP more easily, talk to Apple and get them to fix Finder so it works correctly.

                      • 9. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                        Ken Nielsen Community Member

                        I wish there were a way to extract all of the files in the AVCHD or 'Private' file

                         

                        That's generally a bad idea.  Like Craig says, you should be keeping the Private folder intact and unaltered.  The media will usually work better that way.

                         

                        If you want a way to see the individual clips outside of PP more easily, talk to Apple and get them to fix Finder so it works correctly.

                         

                        You guys know best. The smartest thing I can do right now is listen to all of you and learn.

                         

                        If you could get the message through to Apple I'm sure it would be better than having it come from me, with my lack of actual experience along the lines that you see most clearly. From what I understand, I should ask Apple to not keep files hidden in 'encapsulated form' in a 'Private' file but have the contained files available by clicking on the 'Private' file?

                        • 10. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                          shooternz Community Member

                          There is no chance Apple will do this.  Forgedaboutit.

                           

                          You dont need to use the QT player at all in your Premiere editing workflow  is the advice that Jim and I are telling you.

                          • 11. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                            Ken Nielsen Community Member

                            shooternz wrote:

                             

                            There is no chance Apple will do this.  Forgedaboutit.

                             

                            You dont need to use the QT player at all in your Premiere editing workflow  is the advice that Jim and I are telling you.

                             

                            Okay, I'm now going to do an about face and revise my workflow routine to start in Premiere.

                             

                             

                            "Copy entire AVCHD file from your card  to your local hard drive ( not C;)

                             

                            Open Premiere Pro.

                             

                            Go to the Media Browser Panel

                             

                            Locate your Source footage on the local hard drive directory.

                             

                            Click down to the individual source clips.  Where varies a little depending on camera  but eg. VideoStream

                             

                            Import into Premiere.  ( one way..Drag them to a Folder in the Project Window eg "Holiday Clips""....

                             

                             

                            ... Keep all your source files exactly how they came of the card ( camera card) on your local hard drive.

                             

                            THey will be individual files in side Premiere.

                             

                            Dont mess around trawling through them, viewing them  in an external player and sorting them..  You will bust something!

                             

                            The place to sort your files is in the Bins in a Premiere Project.

                             

                            Basically...Edit in the editing Application.   (Premiere)

                             

                             

                            Thanks shooternz et. al.,

                             

                            Ken

                            • 12. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                              Ken Nielsen Community Member

                              My only last concern, because I am so used to working 'outside' of an application to store resouces into individual files by 'project' is:

                               

                              What if I need clips from the AVCHD file that are now open in a project in Premiere, brought into other projects? Do I need to open the same AVCHD file again in each project to sort out which clips belong to which project?

                               

                              Ken

                              • 13. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                shooternz Community Member

                                A Project refers to your source files only by name and location.  It "points" at the files to be used in the edit.

                                 

                                Importing / Ingesting the files into your Project only tells Premiere where the files are in the system.

                                 

                                It does not import the actual physical  file and it is non destructive.  It does not harm the file.

                                 

                                Any number of projects can "reference" exactlty the same files and any singler project can reference that file multiple times even though it only appears once in the Project Bin.

                                 

                                 

                                This is the same for any NLE.

                                • 14. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                  the_wine_snob Community Member

                                  What if I need clips from the AVCHD file that are now open in a project in Premiere, brought into other projects? Do I need to open the same AVCHD file again in each project to sort out which clips belong to which project?

                                   

                                  As ShooterNZ says, all you have is a link to Asset (your AVCHD in this case). It can be used in multiple Projects, and you will just Import it into each. Also covered by ShooterNZ, you can any number (might be a limit up there somewhere?) of Instances of that file, and each can have different In & Out Points.

                                   

                                  As an example, I have an AVI file titled "The End," with some intricate animations. I have used it 100's of times, in different Projects. One thing that I do, related to such Assets is to Copy those to a folder structure within my Project's folder structure. That allows me to work with the Assets, but not touch my "originals," but only Copies. I do that for all Assets in a Project, so cleanup is easy. The one downside is that if I have the Project on, say my G:\ drive, with Copies of all Assets in sub-folders below it, I do give up some performance vs splitting things over multiple HDD's. If I feel the need to go for the improved performance, and some times I do, then I will create a "root folder" [Project Name] on each HDD, and create appropriate sub-folders below that. Then cleanup is a bit more complicated, but with all Assets under that [Project name] root, I just navigate to it, on each HDD, and Delete it, taking all those Copies, etc. with it. For me, it pays to spend an hour in contemplation on how I wish to work on a Project, then set it up, so that things work best for me.

                                   

                                  Good luck,

                                   

                                  Hunt

                                   

                                  PS - for a bit of background on what is contained IN a Project Files (PRPROJ in this case), see this article: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3392837#3392837

                                  • 15. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                    Ken Nielsen Community Member

                                    The best thing is I know you guys are steering me in the right direction. Before I amass a fortune in AVCHD files I need to have a plan of attack. Here's what I'm thinking of doing then after weighing what has been said: I will keep a separate hard drive (a really fast one) as the place to store my original files taken from the camera. Those files will be stored each in folders with the shooting date and the subject as a refeence in the folder name. This way, I can catalog what I have to work with and be able to navigate to it easily when a new project comes up where I want to use certain clips that already exist. As Bill Hunt said, 'spend an hour in contemplation' which is what I am doing now. Your feedback is primary in me beginning work on several video projects coming up.

                                     

                                    I'll go to the link that you posted now Bill and thanks to you and shooternz,

                                     

                                     

                                    Ken

                                    • 16. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                      shooternz Community Member

                                      I will keep a separate hard drive (a really fast one) as the place to store my original files taken from the camera. Those files will be stored each in folders with the shooting date and the subject as a refeence in the folder name. This way, I can catalog what I have to work with and be able to navigate to it easily when a new project comes up where I want to use certain clips that already exist.

                                       

                                      Absolutely right and correct for an efficient workflow and for storage / archive.

                                       

                                      FWIW: I copy the scrd from a shoot to an External Hard Drive (Permanent archive and backup) and I copy same to internal local drive for editing.

                                       

                                      Foder Naming protocol is Job name_Day/Date_Rushes.

                                       

                                      Becareful  not to put AVCHD files from different cards in same folder. THey may overwrite. 

                                      Separate Rushes folder for every card - Important at many levels.

                                      • 17. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                        Ken Nielsen Community Member

                                        Okay, Now I'm going to work and will pay special attention to the practices and workflow given in this thread.

                                         

                                        Thank You and wishing you all much success ahead,

                                         

                                        Ken

                                        • 18. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                          J. Simon Community Member

                                          I will keep a separate hard drive (a really fast one) as the place to store my original files taken from the camera.

                                           

                                          That's a good plan, but only half way there.  As tapeless media have no tape for backup, you should seriously consider using two hard drives, an internal drive for editing, and an external for backup.

                                          • 19. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                            Ken Nielsen Community Member

                                            I have five external drives and three backup drives. It only takes a few times of losing irreplaceable images to teach one to make backups, having learned the hard way, I backup to the extreem now. Better safe than sorry. Time making backups is never wasted. I agree with you completely Jim.

                                             

                                             

                                             

                                            Thanks for making sure this important step was covered. Excuse me now, I have to go make some more backups!:- )

                                             

                                             

                                            Ken

                                            • 21. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                              Ken Nielsen Community Member

                                              You guys, you can't be serious. Why should I triple the amount of work I have to do under near impossible conditions?

                                               

                                              1. The media browser is small and difficult to navigtate

                                               

                                              2. The filenames are clipped because the browser window is so small it won't allow full file names to be seen, so it makes you fly blind. (okay, I did find that you can drag to resize the browser, which is nice.)

                                               

                                              3. The AVCHD file 'Private' has all the clips, but what am I supposed to do? Double-click on each one?, More that 75% of them I don't want for any particular project.

                                               

                                              4. After I double-click on each clip to see what it contains, I can't even rename the clip to make it more meaningful as to what it was when I opened it. Can you rename clips that are in the AVCHD 'Private' file so they are more identifiable without having to open and preview again every time you want to see what's there?

                                               

                                              5. There is no way to 'delete' or take away clips I don't want cluttering up the browser window, clips I will never use on this project.

                                               

                                              This looks like an awful mess to me, with no way to clean it up, and the thought of having to go through this process 'starting from blinded' not being able to see what each clip contains without going through previewing again every time I start a new project just seems impossible to try to work with.

                                               

                                              Where Am I missing the fun part?

                                               

                                              Ken

                                              • 22. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                J. Simon Community Member

                                                Welcome to the wonderful world of tapeless media.  It has it's flaws, but this is how it works.  If you don't like it, write to Sony and Panasonic who invented AVCHD and complain.  (I did.)  If we're lucky, the next iteration of AVC-Ultra won't be so stupid.

                                                • 23. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                  Ken Nielsen Community Member

                                                  Well, at least I'm not alone. Thanks Jim. At least, if I save the clips outside of the application as I have been doing, I can name the clip's filename.

                                                   

                                                  Tempting to want to work in the most convenient way. I'll stay with the way you guys recommended here because if you can do it I can do it, mostly because you guys have some serious mileage under your belts and I respect that.

                                                   

                                                  Back to fiddling. I mean, I'm going back to the much easier task of playing the violin.

                                                  • 24. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                    shooternz Community Member

                                                    You guys, you can't be serious. Why should I triple the amount of work I have to do under near impossible conditions?

                                                     

                                                    What does this even mean?

                                                     

                                                    Its you thats trying to do things in an odd  and in efficient way based on editing workflow ignorance or inexperience.

                                                     

                                                    Forget about double clicking and opening individual files!

                                                    Forget about renaming files.  Use the Data fields

                                                     

                                                    Simply

                                                    Go thru  your "rushes" in the Source Monitor or the mini monitor in the bin

                                                    Enter and log  info in the data column. eg Description..if you wish.. 

                                                    Create a Select Takess Bin and drag the stuff you want in there ..if you wish.

                                                     

                                                    Get organised in the NLE ( Premiere) Thats how editors and their assistants work.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Where Am I missing the fun part?

                                                     

                                                    Ken

                                                     

                                                    You have not understood any part of this or any advice  it seems.

                                                     

                                                    You are totally over thinking it and not understood the digital  workflow  or how an NLE works.

                                                     

                                                    You are finding issues before you have done tutorials (homework)  or worked out why the rest of us do not have the  same issues.

                                                     

                                                    Not sure you were ready for the digital world when you got a new camera!

                                                     

                                                    Do some basic tutorials.

                                                    • 25. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                      shooternz Community Member

                                                      Well, at least I'm not alone. Thanks Jim. At least, if I save the clips outside of the application as I have been doing, I can name the clip's filename.

                                                       

                                                       

                                                      Jim has an issue in that regard but it is not the same as what you are discussing. eg a problem with Premiere.

                                                       

                                                      Jims issue does not describe workflow or the way it works in Premiere.( Its a fixed paradigm issue come down from the  world of tape and digitising)

                                                       

                                                       

                                                      @ you..  THere is no need to re name clips in the digital tapeless editing world .  You said ..

                                                       

                                                      Why should I triple the amount of work.

                                                       

                                                      Re naming clips would  do that ..with no benefit.

                                                      • 26. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                        J. Simon Community Member

                                                        Well...I can see the benefit myself, were the AVCHD spec properly designed to put everything in one MXF file recording to NTFS cards.

                                                         

                                                        It's our loss that it wasn't.

                                                        • 27. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                          Ken Nielsen Community Member

                                                          Forget about renaming files.  Use the Data fields

                                                           

                                                          Simply Go thru  your "rushes" in the Source Monitor or the mini monitor in the bin

                                                          Enter and log  info in the data column. eg Description..if you wish.. 

                                                          Create a Select Takess Bin and drag the stuff you want in there ..if you wish.

                                                           

                                                          Get organised in the NLE ( Premiere) Thats how editors and their assistants work.

                                                           

                                                          Okay, I need to find out where I can enter into Data fields, Where are the Data fields exactly?

                                                           

                                                          "Enter and log info in the data column" Sounds promising, but where is the data column? If you can tell me it would be a great help. If you want to post the link to a video tutorial on this that would be fine also.

                                                           

                                                          What are "Rushes"?

                                                           

                                                          "Create a Select Takess Bin" Now we're getting somewhere, but is the word Takess misspelled for something else or...?

                                                           

                                                          I'm going to stay with it shoternz, because I know you are right, but I'm missing basic information and need your help on this.

                                                           

                                                          Please spell out each of the above things you have eluded to so I can discover what they are. They all sound good, but I need to be shown where I get to these things so I can get to work.

                                                           

                                                          Thank You,

                                                           

                                                          Ken

                                                          • 28. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                            shooternz Community Member

                                                            Maybe .

                                                             

                                                            Meantime you have confused the O.P. and got no where by ..

                                                             

                                                            write to Sony and Panasonic who invented AVCHD and complain. (I did.) If we're lucky, the next iteration of AVC-Ultra won't be so stupid.

                                                             

                                                            Classic Jim ( how did they respond?)

                                                             

                                                            ...and no one else seems to have issue with how it works..

                                                             

                                                            Simplest management  of data seems to work absolutely fine in my world.   Never been easier IMHO

                                                            • 29. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                              shooternz Community Member

                                                              Ken

                                                               

                                                              Original Source Files go  into a "Bin" in your Premiere Project Window.

                                                               

                                                              Create and Name the Bin whatever you want. ( A bin is simply a folder with a fancy name that relates to film editing.)

                                                               

                                                              I call  Bins - Rushes Day one or Card one or anything that ids the footage conveniently.  Rushes is a word that also comes from the days of "film" ( like me)

                                                               

                                                              Once in the bin...all the clips can be viewed in the mini monitor.  Select Clip> Space Bar

                                                               

                                                              THey can also be  dragged to the Source Monitor and played ( Space Bar or scrub)

                                                               

                                                              Besides every clip in the Bin is a number of columns for the editor to enter info they may wish to sort on or search on.

                                                               

                                                              Create and name other bins as you wish but  an obvous one is "Selected Takes"  - takes is a word from the days of film ( like me and every pro editor in the world)

                                                               

                                                              Drag whatever clips you want into what ever bins you want to use.

                                                               

                                                              THese bins are only relevant in Premiere.  ( Non destructive and not affecting your source files on your hard drives)

                                                              • 30. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                                Jeff Bellune ACP

                                                                Also try a different workspace (or create one of your own).  The metalogging workspace works well for initial previewing of footage and data entry.

                                                                 

                                                                Jeff

                                                                • 31. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                                  J. Simon Community Member

                                                                  ( how did they respond?)

                                                                   

                                                                  You know they didn't.

                                                                   

                                                                  The point of that comment is to show first, my own frustration, but more importantly to engender resignation of the OPs intended course and acceptance of the way things work.  (Which it seems you agree with.)

                                                                   

                                                                   

                                                                  ...and no one else seems to have issue with how it works..

                                                                   

                                                                  Clearly the OP did, wanting to do things we normally did with tape based media, but can't do with tapeless due to it's poor design.

                                                                  • 32. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                                    Ken Nielsen Community Member

                                                                    Jeff Bellune wrote:

                                                                     

                                                                    Also try a different workspace (or create one of your own).  The metalogging workspace works well for initial previewing of footage and data entry.

                                                                     

                                                                    Jeff

                                                                     

                                                                    I hate to be such a know-nothing but I need clarification on some points here because I want to understand and not let these valuable comments go by without me gaining some undeerstanding to help with editing.

                                                                     

                                                                    How do you create a different workspace? what are the steps and thinking involved in choosing when to do this?

                                                                     

                                                                    Please describe 'metalogging'

                                                                     

                                                                    Thank You Jeff,

                                                                     

                                                                    Ken

                                                                    • 33. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                                      shooternz Community Member

                                                                      Moving to a tapeless workflow required a paradigm shift ...and I had no issue doing so.

                                                                       

                                                                      I and my colleagues in other facilties we work with ...do not  have a single issue with it .

                                                                      • 34. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                                        Ken Nielsen Community Member

                                                                        shooternz wrote:

                                                                         

                                                                        Ken

                                                                         

                                                                        Original Source Files go  into a "Bin" in your Premiere Project Window.

                                                                         

                                                                        Create and Name the Bin whatever you want. ( A bin is simply a folder with a fancy name that relates to film editing.)

                                                                         

                                                                        I call  Bins - Rushes Day one or Card one or anything that ids the footage conveniently.  Rushes is a word that also comes from the days of "film" ( like me)

                                                                         

                                                                        Once in the bin...all the clips can be viewed in the mini monitor.  Select Clip> Space Bar

                                                                         

                                                                        THey can also be  dragged to the Source Monitor and played ( Space Bar or scrub)

                                                                         

                                                                        Besides every clip in the Bin is a number of columns for the editor to enter info they may wish to sort on or search on.

                                                                         

                                                                        Create and name other bins as you wish but  an obvous one is "Selected Takes"  - takes is a word from the days of film ( like me and every pro editor in the world)

                                                                         

                                                                        Drag whatever clips you want into what ever bins you want to use.

                                                                         

                                                                        THese bins are only relevant in Premiere.  ( Non destructive and not affecting your source files on your hard drives)

                                                                         

                                                                         

                                                                        This, plus other comments you have made here shooteernz, are really putting some foundation to working within Premiere for me. Also, about film, we still use the terem 'footage' and others that no longer apply to the physical world of film, and we still use the word 'film' but there is no film involved nor celluloid and light-sensitive silver coating, but we should not forget where this industry came from and how it started. I appreciate you bringing your expeirence from that world into the present situation we now find ourselves in. That being said, what you have given me will definitely keep me off the streets, for a while at least, and I'm now gone into the world of creating bins and:

                                                                         

                                                                        I can see now why an additional monitor might be in the works for me. Screen real estate becomes an issue with so much going on.

                                                                         

                                                                        I feel I am at the point now where the boat is pulling away from the harbor, so to speak, and I'm actually navigating files and see what the flow is like in Premiere. A very nice working environment.

                                                                         

                                                                        Thanks Again To All,

                                                                         

                                                                        Ken

                                                                        • 36. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                                          J. Simon Community Member

                                                                          I and my colleagues in other facilties we work with ...do not  have a single issue with it .

                                                                           

                                                                          That's great for you guys.  Not everyone agrees.  Take Aaron in the following thread.

                                                                           

                                                                          http://forums.adobe.com/message/5086143?tstart=0#5086143

                                                                           

                                                                          How easy it would be for him and others with a similar work flow if all data were contained in a single clip with a unique name.

                                                                          • 37. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                                            Ken Nielsen Community Member

                                                                            Here is why these forums are the greatest help to anyone who is struggling with any area of software. There are always those who have covered the ground and are willing to share the experience to help someone else gain ground.

                                                                             

                                                                            Video Training is great, but nothing gets down to the finer issues like these forums.

                                                                             

                                                                            Thanks Again,

                                                                             

                                                                            Ken

                                                                            • 38. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                                              Ken Nielsen Community Member

                                                                              I had to come back with one more comment, because, after all of your comments, I started to get the picture about using Premiere Pro to work with my files. Now I have purchased the Premeire Pro Classroom In A Book and highly recommend it for any beginner like myself. It goes into the Project Panel in depth over the first four chapters, calling it the 'heart' of the project. This book takes great care to not go 'sailing off' and leaving the beginner behind. The authors are highly qualified, but they demonstrate extreme patience and restraint in the way they've made sure to put everything on the table. A very well done book.

                                                                              • 39. Re: AVCHD - how can I extract and save separate clips?
                                                                                Alan Craven Community Member

                                                                                Not sure that it has been mentioned here, but the Projrect panel is a lot easier to work with if you enlarge it temporarily.

                                                                                 

                                                                                Do this, without messing up your regular workspace by clicking inside the panel, then hit the apostrophe key - at least it is that key on a UK keyboard - and the Project panel will become full screen.  Hit ' again to go back to normal.

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