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Old May 17th, 2015, 07:21 AM   #16
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Re: Filming duration

Vincent, I'm a 3 DSLR camera shooter and in the U.S, so my 5d Mark ii only goes 12 minutes! (or did before I put on Magic Lantern - it still drops one or two frames).

I manually restart my 2 non-magic Lantern cameras, always before the vows start. That's generally enough for the entire ceremony - unless its Catholic.

I just pick a transition moment, between readings or some such.

As for delivery, I edit linear, to begin. I end up with a linear "all-footage" edit so now I give that to the client. All the garbage footage is gone, and the ceremony 3 cameras are editing together. That way, even clients who think they'll watch everything are happy.
/my last Catholic edit came out to almost 3 hours because the mass was 90 minutes and speeches were another 30 or so. Typical is 45-60 minutes for that. Then 15-20 for a highlight film, and then a 4-8 minute short form.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 03:01 PM   #17
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Re: Filming duration

Chris, thank you for all your input. I have noted what you say and your chunks of video is exactly what I had in mind, although not tried it out yet.

Regarding my DVD's, I do present the B&G with a fully edited version in a presentation box (no TIMECODE embedded) and only give the Timecode version if they request to see the entire days shoot. However, I take your point and will withdraw this option from the services available, as you say it just doubles up on work.
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