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Old January 12th, 2004, 12:06 AM   #16
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Ditto for me as well. I capture each tape as a single contiguous file. Much more organized, for me at least. Plus it saves on the capture device heads...all that stopping and starting. I've found if I capture with sceen detection enabled I get wayyyy to many files. I always overshoot and tend to be very picky with what I actually keep and use.

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Old January 13th, 2004, 12:12 AM   #17
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I've never used the trimmer, since I couldn't see any reason to do so (but I guess everyone has a different editing style, and it's nice Vegas gives us so many ways of doing the same thing). Ditto for the Bins; I just use plain ole' Windows to keep track of my stuff.

Speaking of stuff, last month I completed my latest project. It is a 2 1/2 hour documentary (split over two DVDs) of a very good Oregon-based high school choir on Tour through Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria for two weeks last summer.

I came back with 62 hours of raw video and loaded all of it on the PC (800GB). Vegas performed beautifully, even though some veg files covered 12+ hours of video. The finished project has motion menus, a commentary audio track, and an additional hour of "Bonus video."

One conclusion I reached is that it takes me about one month for each hour of finished DVD. I don't think it's because I'm that good; I'm probably just slow.
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Old January 13th, 2004, 09:25 AM   #18
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I'm not using it either. I let the capture applications create
multiple files for each "take". My windows file structure takes
the form of:

<scene number> - <scene description> \ <take number> <take description>.avi

Personally I would probably devide such a long project up into
multiple Vegas projects (one or multiple scenes for example)
just for my own ease of mind and being able to work with small
blocks before assembling it all together. This might be due to
the fact that this is basically what you do in programming a lot,
which is my profession. Who knows!
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Old January 13th, 2004, 09:36 AM   #19
 
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One really good workflow (we use anyway) is to have multiple copies of Vegas open with different Veg files in them. Then we edit each section to near perfection, lock each 'scene' as a group. and drop into a master veg. This accomplishes a number of tasks, but management is the biggest one. This prevents having to render each scene or section, and allows for several people to work on the project at once. Vegas manages a network pretty well too.
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Old January 13th, 2004, 09:47 AM   #20
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That's a good one too Doug, thanks for that!
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Old January 20th, 2004, 12:43 PM   #21
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One of the nice things of editing in trimmer is cuts only effect that clip....I have noticed trimming on the timeline if I'm not carefull and hit "s"...I end spitting the audio track instead of the video track...something easily fixed but still....

I too have been a "timeline" editor...but I believe I may start using trimmer more often.....
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Old January 20th, 2004, 01:52 PM   #22
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Just as a piece of information, you can avoid cutting multiple
events by only selecting the event you want. Then move the
edit line around with the cursors and hit 'S'.
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