Please Suggest Shot Logging Workflow: Media Composer at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Avid Editing Family

Avid Editing Family
All flavors of Media Composer, Symphony and more.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 20th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 33
Please Suggest Shot Logging Workflow: Media Composer

Can you AVID editors out there please explain your shot logging workflow for file-based media?

I want to go through about 200 hours of documentary footage and watch through and log the shots with meta data and into subclips, what is the best procedure to do this?

Thanks very much for your time.
-Chris
Chris Lawes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2012, 03:38 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 562
Re: Please Suggest Shot Logging Workflow: Media Composer

Chris:

Here is one flaw I discovered in my logging process. Typically, I will import one card's worth of media into a single bin in the project: "Race Day EX-3 Card 1" or similar. I get a bunch of numbered mxf files.

Then, I have been looking at each clip and giving it a name: "Blue car smokes out at strip" or the like.

Here's the flaw: when I went back after a computer crash to redig some of the media, AVID can't automatically find it...because the name was changed. Back in the old days, we would log tape with the pencil icon, and then digitize. This made for easier redigitizing or up-rezzing later.

There may be a workaround for this, but none of my AVID buddies has found one yet. So one suggestion: as you log the clips and give them descriptive names, keep the original mxf number at the end of the clip name so you can manually redig the media later if you have to.
Bill Ward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2012, 11:19 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lakeland Florida
Posts: 619
Re: Please Suggest Shot Logging Workflow: Media Composer

Instead of renaming the clips, you could use text view. Then use the Bin Column Selection to activate the Ancillary Data column, and put your clip description there.
__________________
Roger
trueviewfilms.com
Roger Van Duyn is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Avid Editing Family

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:04 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network