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Old May 11th, 2004, 03:45 PM   #1
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wedding footage

I have read forums about weddings and I know it involves shooting countless hours of footage. I am using the GL2 to shoot.
I want to start shooting weddings. I would like to put it on dvd also. I would just like to get some helpful info if possiable. All responds welcome.

1) what is your average amount of hours of footage?
2)how much drive space is it taking up?
3) what is the amount of time to encode the footage for you?
4) what are you using to encode it to dvd format?
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Old May 11th, 2004, 06:03 PM   #2
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1) what is your average amount of hours of footage?

Usually a little less than 4 Hours.
Shooting with 2 cameras, usually get abut 2 hours from each camera.

2)how much drive space is it taking up?

Anywhere from 40-50 GBs, depending on renders.

3) what is the amount of time to encode the footage for you?

Depends on the length of the finished product.
Usually a couple of hours. I set it overnight.

4) what are you using to encode it to dvd format?

Canopus ProCoder
3 Pass VBR usually.


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Old May 11th, 2004, 08:03 PM   #3
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yes,
That helps. Procoder is a very good choice I hear and expensive. I
guess that would depend on the persons buget. Anyway, how long does 4 hours footage at 3 pass take?
Thanks for the info
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Old August 7th, 2004, 02:10 AM   #4
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1) what is your average amount of hours of footage?

Depends on the day and package.. usually 1 hour prep footage

Oe thing i do is film too much.. this in turn offers more of a choice later on in what i can and a cannot include.. Im not restricted to the footage as i have so much.. culling is easy ;)


2)how much drive space is it taking up?
i have over a terrabyte worth of storage.. its not an issue for me.


3) what is the amount of time to encode the footage for you?

Depends on the render.. i always render from the timeline to avi.. from ehre i chop out the bits im going ot use for the highlights, menus etc etc
It offers a better quality product after multiple processes..
renders can be anyting rfom an hour to 30 hours.. dependsin on the work and effects, colour correction etc etc etc.. (couples discretion)

4) what are you using to encode it to dvd format?
DVD Architect 1 and 2. Disc storage calculations are far more accurate in the authoring process that it would be to render to mpg under a bitrate which may or may not take advantage of teh storage media
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Old August 8th, 2004, 10:50 PM   #5
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Richard,

You are aware that more than half the time is spent editing the footage correct? I mean people will not pay for you to simply shoot & render. They expect a completely edited rendering of their wedding. So you can take your shooting time and triple it to get your total time invested.

Drive space... youre looking at about 50-80 Gig for your editing project.

Encoding is nothing as you can just let it run overnight.

TMPGEnc 3.0 Express from pegasys works great for me.
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