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Old March 30th, 2007, 09:18 AM   #1
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I have a general question on editing, for every hour, or smaller increment, of shooting time is there a general ratio of editing time. I am trying to figure this for figuring a total cost per hour on a particular project. In my mind I coming up with if I were to shoot an hour of tape I might have around 2 hours of editing.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 10:01 AM   #2
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There really isn't a ratio that I can think of, Hugh. On one project, you might do fast cuts/dissolves-only, and from an hour of tape take roughly 20 minutes to edit (learn to edit at double speed playback) and in a different hour of tape, you might have a lot of titles, fancy transitions, color correction, composites, overlays, PIP, etc.
If you're only talking about rough cutting, the answer still isn't clear. Were all segments of the tape shot sequentially to the subject? Or were they done as locations with Broll for cutaways? It takes time to locate, log, and place B-roll, for example. Do you catalog, or just capture to one folder and forget it?
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