do you capture the whole DV tape in one big file or many small files?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by cindy, May 20, 2004.

  1. cindy

    cindy Guest

    do you capture the whole DV tape in one big file or many small
    cindy, May 20, 2004
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  2. No generic answer. Depends on too many things.

    It would help if you explained what you are doing,
    what equipment/software you are using. Why you
    are asking the question.
    Richard Crowley, May 20, 2004
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  3. cindy

    Rich Guest

    I capture the entire DV tape into one file.

    Rich, May 20, 2004
  4. Usually, one big file. Between various tools to automatically split
    it into scenes and my own manual editing, this works well. Disk space
    isn't an issue, and the CPU is fast enough that a 12 or even 20 gig
    file isn't a hassle to handle.

    OTOH -- many small files is a better choice if you want to use the
    clips separately in many projects. Batch capture/recapture can also
    sometimes be easier to do this way, especially if you know that most
    of the tape is going to be tossed out of the edit. Why capture stuff
    you don't plan to use?
    Jeffery S. Jones, May 21, 2004
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