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Old December 12th, 2002, 02:59 AM   #196
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Fancy hard to find Vegas Video feature

Isn't there a feature in Vegas Video 3 that allows you to delete all media except that which is used in your project? I saw it in a post (searched and couldn't find it) and I thought I came across it while editing, and now can't find it.
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Old December 12th, 2002, 08:07 AM   #197
 
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In MEDIA POOL, select the leftmost icon...it looks like a small broom...."Remove all unused media from project"
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Old December 12th, 2002, 10:17 AM   #198
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The broom will remove all items from the media pool that are not used in the project. However, you can also remove all clips from the hard drive that are not used in the project. If you do a Save As to a new directory and also check the box that says, "Copy and trim media with project" it will save the project and only the portions of the clips used in the project. Then the master clips could be deleted (if no longer needed) and the project will be as small as it can possibly be.
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Old December 12th, 2002, 12:27 PM   #199
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another way to think about it when you transfer from camera to computer over 1394 -you are just moving DATA from tape to HD ... similar to when you move a file from one HD to another HD = it just copies the DATA
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Old December 12th, 2002, 01:32 PM   #200
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Ah, thank you so much.
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Old December 14th, 2002, 09:17 PM   #201
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Okay. This one's going to really show how dumb I am.

What format would be best to output (save) to if I wanted to e-mail a file created in Vegas Video without losing a bunch of resolution?

Here's the problem: An assignment editor in Denver calls me and wants me to go shoot a story. I do it. Normally I'd drive the tape to Denver (3 hours through the mountians, if it's not snowing).

Since it's really rare to have a story run more than a minute or two I was thinking I could edit the footage down in V V 3 and send it to them over the Internet. But a two minute video with sound comes out at almost two gigs in file size. I have dial-up service. I could drive to Denver and back a couple of times before a file that size got there over the Net.

Any suggestons? Or is this impossible to fix with today's technology?
 
Old December 15th, 2002, 06:42 AM   #202
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Do you have a server that you can upload a Quicktime (my choice for quality) file to? This would allow the station to download it. As you also stated, depending on the file size you could email it.

What file formats will the station accept?
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Old December 15th, 2002, 08:32 AM   #203
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Well, I have a server that hosts my Web page (http://www.centralcolorado.com/newcomb), but I wouldn't have a clue as to how I'd upload something to it. I'm computer stupid.

If I could get the file size down to a couple megs I could do it by e-mail. But I don't know if that's possible without hosing the quality/resolution, thus making it useless for ENG.
 
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your best approach would be to save the file as a DVD compliant MPEG2. DVD compliance makes a pretty decent playback file. Then I suggest you get yourself an ftp address....these are available on the internet for free up to 12 meg, or something close to that. Once you upload your MPEG2 to the ftp site, the station can download it, at their speed and their convenience.
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Old December 15th, 2002, 08:46 AM   #205
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Okay, I'll see if I can figure out how to do that and then make a 2 minute file to see if it stays under 12 meg.

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Old December 15th, 2002, 09:25 AM   #206
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You might be a bit hard pressed to keep it under 12MB if you want to retain the resolution.

Who host's your web site (the server company)? They should have instructions on how to FTP files. It would be the same procedure as sending up HTML files.

There are programs out there that make FTP'ing easy. Listed below is the link to the program that I use:

http://www.bpftp.com/
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Old December 15th, 2002, 10:09 AM   #207
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Thanks, Paul.

Are you still planning a tript to CO for the Holidays?
 
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Your welcome, I hope that it helped.

Yes we will be leaving for Denver on Thursday. Should be in Denver for about a week.
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Old December 16th, 2002, 07:49 AM   #209
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Why don't you get yourself a DVD burner, burn the DV file or
convert it MPEG2 if they can't and burn it on a DVD-data disk.
Then simply mail/FedEx em the disk. Much easier than any of
the other methods.

Most larger companies use big fast internet pipe and ftp servers
to move files across.

p.s. you could also try converting it to high quality mpeg2 and
burn that to a CD-R. You should be able to fit around 20 minutes
of high quality MPEG2 on it.
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Old December 16th, 2002, 08:12 AM   #210
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That'll work if it's a mini-feature or something like that, and I've done that. But for spot news/hard news there's a saying: "If it happened today it's news. If it happened yesterday it's history."
 
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