The method I've been using for editing my videos seems to be working well, but I'm wondering if I'm I should modify according to better practices? Here's my typical method:
When I do this, am I actually making physical file copies of the original source clip? Or is the new source a pointer to the same file, with different In and Out points assigned?
If it's the former, I suspect I should change my style here, if the latter, I'm pretty comfortable with it, but open to suggestions.
Rather than drag the subclips to the timeline from the Clip Monitor, drag them back into the projects Media Panel. You will then be asked to name the subclip and it will appear in the Media Panel. You can then drag it to the timeline from the Media Panel, in this way you can keep track of your subclips and use them wherever you want on the timeline.
The subclips are not actual files... just pointers to the subclip within the main clip.
Excellent, thanks for the help!