12 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2010 7:18 AM by twalkman

    Reducing size of source files while I learn what I'm doing?

    twalkman

      While I'm learning I'm shooting lots of footage much of which ends up being unusable. This is causing me to use up LOTS of disk space.

       

      I understand that PPro doesn't allow me to directly trim a source file, so if I want to reduce a 5 minute file to the 30 seconds that I want to keep, is the best option to create a timeline and export the 30 second clip to a new file and then manually delete the original 5 minute file?

       

       

      Or is there a better tool to reduce the size of the file before I work with it in PPro?

       

       

      My source files are mostly AVCHD.