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Old November 8th, 2004, 09:11 PM   #1
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Once film is done, what do you save?

I just finished a short clip for my church and I need to delete many of the video clips to regain 40gb in the hard drive.
I want to make a backup of the final video and other clips to the dvd.

What do you save after you have completed your project?
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Old November 8th, 2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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Print to tape---you can dub as many afterwards as you want. As far as individual clips go, just dub the tapes they came from.
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Old November 8th, 2004, 10:24 PM   #3
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Two ways. Write the final back out to tape, or burn the mpeg-2 files on dvd in a folder. I usually do both. A finished project is made up of all kinds of files(audio, stills, video, animation, ext), so the dvd is always good to have.BTW- you could always cheat, burn one copy, and use digital nero for any other you would need in the future.


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Old November 8th, 2004, 10:46 PM   #4
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Sometimes this can work:
Save the project file. It contains timecode information for the footage on your tapes. If you load the project file back on, you can tell your NLE to recapture your footage from your original tapes (be sure to put the right tape/reel in- logging and labelling correctly helps a lot).

This does not work if your tapes have timecode breaks on them. You will also need to backup stuff not on your original tapes- music, rendered movie imported in, SFX, etc.
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Old November 8th, 2004, 10:54 PM   #5
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What do you save after you have completed your project?

I only save the project. The raw footage I dump, then get onto the next project.
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Old November 9th, 2004, 06:13 AM   #6
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The following I definitely save:

1. the original tapes
2. the final output (IE a web compressed file, a DVD video disc or SVCD disc etc), but also as a CD or DVD data disc with the files
3. the project files (I always have multiple versions of this)
4. any extra media including photos, shot logs or any other text media about my thoughts on things etc.
5. the original tapes with the original shot footage

Usually I also backup my captured footage (sometimes only what
I really used, but sometimes everything) to DVD data discs simply
for the reason that I usually have renamed clips (to indicate scene,
shot, take etc.) and would like another backup of the data.
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Old November 9th, 2004, 10:52 AM   #7
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I save...

1) the original footage on their original tapes.
2) a copy of the final outputed project on my hardrive (if it's less than 7 GB and it usually is), and on a second digital format; as data on a CD (if it is very small), as data or video on a DVD, back to a miniDV tape, etc...
3) the project file(s)
4) any small (read: non-video) files I used in/for the project; e.g., a short soundbite, still photos, articles related to the project, notes etc...

I create a folder for each of my finished projects on a drive separate from my OS drive, and copy in the data to it from Numbers 2, 3, & 4 on the list.

I realized, I just pretty much parroted Rob (I must be doing something right then!)
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