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I use scene detect, and yet I still mark in/out points in the Source Monitor to generate subclips. Rarely do I want to use every frame of footage, even in scene-detected clips.
Creating subclips for me ensures that only the frames I want will ever be used anywhere in the project, *unless* I specifically override those choices. I also get to name the subclips independently of the (short) master clips, which lets that descriptive name flow through to any and all timeline instances of the subclip. That wouldn't be the case if I dragged from the SM to the TL and renamed only that timeline instance.
I used to capture one big file per tape and cut it up. But I find my work flow goes much faster with individual scenes. I organize them before hand, and things go much quicker.
I log clips one tape at a time, naming each clip according to scene numbers or other ID method. Then I batch capture while enjoying a coffee break. I'm careful to name/number each tape in my project in case I need to rebuild the show a year from now.
Thanks Guys - I think you are right and your scene based workflows are better - I need to get more organised. A while back I had to re-create a project and (virtually) had to start from scratch