Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by fisheye, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. fisheye

    fisheye Guest

    Normally when I edit, I carefully assemble selected shots from DV master
    onto my HD. This time using hired eqpmnt,I've got very limited time left on
    which to select shots from DV master to my PC. Any suggestions as to how
    much I footage I can capture at once without creating files that are too
    large for my PC to open (so that I can return and edit shots individually) -
    or any other suggestions to get round time factor. Ive got about 6 hours
    footage and only a couple of days hire remaining.
    fisheye, Jun 12, 2006
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  2. fisheye

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Well how the hell do you expect us to answer this if you don't tell
    us how much HDD space have you got?! Given enough space there is no
    reason why you can't 'capture' all 6 hrs. Also it might help to tell
    us what editing software you are using.

    ISTM that your working practise might be a problem here, are you
    planning your capture in / out points before your hire the equipment
    or after?
    :::Jerry::::, Jun 12, 2006
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  3. fisheye

    fisheye Guest

    OK - firstly, I am using Premiere and secondly both internal and external HD
    space and have about 300 gig but would expand this - my main concern was
    that if I captured large chunks at a time the PC would not be able to open
    the files. Camera is an Canon XL2 and since this is a no-budget production I
    have to limit hire time
    fisheye, Jun 12, 2006
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    Premiere has an option which allows you to capture the whole (recorded
    portion of the) tape - either as one contiguous DV AVI file, or as
    individual clips. The time taken with these two options is exactly the

    Each hour of clips/video will take 12.250G of hard disk space. Since you
    have 300G you have storage space for 25 hours of DV AVI.

    So what is your problem?
    Tony Morgan, Jun 12, 2006
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    G Hardy Guest

    You'll need to capture in 15 minute chunks if you have Win98SE. If you're
    using a NT-based operating system such as Win2K or XP, you have the ability
    to format your hard drives as NTFS - this will allow you to capture the
    whole tape.
    G Hardy, Jun 12, 2006
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    RobDee Guest

    LUXURY! I would *love* to only have 6 hours to edit from!

    Seriously, unless your Pc's an antique and you're using an antique OS, you
    should capture the whole lot by scene. Any half decent editing software does
    this for you. If yours doesn't there are applets which will. Hope the tapes
    aren't hired!

    RobDee, Jun 12, 2006
  7. fisheye

    tg Guest

    if it was me I'd capture 15 or 20 minute chunks at a time. Firstly it's easy to join them all together in an editing program,
    secondly any PC should be able to handle files of this size, and thirdly this will enable you to save each 15min .avi file onto a
    DVD as a backup. DVD-R's are cheap, so don't neglect having a backup of your footage.
    tg, Jun 22, 2006
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