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Old May 22nd, 2003, 10:27 AM   #1
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I'm shooting on SonyDVCAM 40minute tapes.
Most stories are shot on one tape.

Can I log and capture the entire raw tape, export it as a Final Cut Pro movie, burn it on a disc (will 40m fit on one disc in this format?), and then when I insert the disc in the Mac, will it open in Final Cut Pro so i can use the video to edit with as usual?

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Old May 22nd, 2003, 02:50 PM   #2
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I do not know what disc you are talking about. But a CD can
hold around 3 minutes of DV footage. A DVD-R can hold around
20 minutes of DV footage.
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Old May 22nd, 2003, 02:59 PM   #3
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was talking about DVD-R, thanks.
any archiving ideas? besides the tape it was shot on?
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Old May 22nd, 2003, 03:05 PM   #4
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Gary,
Just to clarify, Rob's notes are with respect to uncompressed DV / DVCam footage.

Tape is still the most economical and practical medium for archiving video. Also note that you only need to store the Final Cut Pro project file (and any ancillary graphics) to recreate a project from the original tapes. You will have to re-capture the footage from tapes but all of the cueing marks are in the project file.
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Old May 22nd, 2003, 03:16 PM   #5
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Well... I was indeed talking about the RAW DV stream that is
coming off this camera. It isn't uncompressed ofcourse. It is
5:1 compressed to get 3.6 MB/s. BUT, I was indeed talking about
not compressing it further (what Ken is talking about I
think).

Ofcourse if you encode it to MPEG2 (don't do it if you ever want
to use this footage again for editing or anything else besides
viewing) and you can easily fit 40 minutes on a DVD-R.
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Yes, raw DV was what I meant. Raw DV is, indeed, compressed.
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 09:04 AM   #7
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i generally store the final render, FCP project file, and associated graphics on a dvd-r. then i write the render to a tape and label it "master", and i keep all my source tapes. if its a big project and i think edits are likely but i need to free up the hard drive space, i'll burn all the capture files to dvd-r as well.
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