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 !!!!
With tapeless media, the recommended work flow is to get more hard drives. Don't delete, rename or in any way alter the contents of the top level folder.
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.