Looking for capture/editing tips for multiple vantage points of the same show

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Doc, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Doc

    Doc Guest

    I have several versions of a holiday show taped from different vantage
    points. When Capturing these varios tapes to hard drive to ultimately be
    cut/pasted together is there any particular advantage/disadvantage to
    capturing the different vantage points in multiple, slightly overlapping
    segments as opposed to one long capture per vantage point? I'm not 100%
    clear on what happens to the files when you edit them. (using Pinnacle
    Studio 8 in this case)

    I've found that you can chop a segment out, paste it in, then go back to the
    original file and it's all still there. Is a copy of the cut out section
    being made when you "cut" it out? I hope I'm explaining this right, it seems
    that there might be an economy of effort if you record the various versions
    in chunks and pick from the various chunks which will require much less
    editing, so you don't have to edit say 5 & 10 sec. snippets out of a 40 min
    segment, over and over.

    Or is that not how it works?

    Thanks for any input!
    Doc, Dec 6, 2003
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  2. Doc

    ctrl-z Guest

    I've found that you can chop a segment out, paste it in, then go back to the

    Not normally. Your NLE only notes the media file and the in and out
    points. Many NLEs do have a function to save the project *with* media
    for portability, but usually there's no reason to re-render the source
    ctrl-z, Dec 7, 2003
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