Premiere Elements 3

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Margaret Willmer, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. I ave a few tapes taken of a play with no break. 3 for each act over an
    hour each. I can't find an option in Premiere Elements 3 to force a new
    avi every x minutes when capturing from a camcorder. I have a feeling
    there is one in Pinnacle but I don't want to load that onto my PC as it
    used to muck up my settings. I have found some software on the web to
    split the file after capture but I would prefer to do it during capture.

    Margaret Willmer, Jan 12, 2007
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  2. Margaret Willmer

    Jerry Guest

    Not sure if this is what your doing but...

    Were these continuous recordings, rather than starting and stopping
    the cameras during each act, if so the best approach is to capturing
    each tape as one 'clip' and then lay the three recordings onto
    separate tracks and sync all three to a single clear event, use the
    best audio track and de-select the other two. Then cut out the shots
    you *don't* want.
    Jerry, Jan 12, 2007
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  3. Thank you for your reply. They are continuous but unfortunately they
    run out of sync over the length. They were all shot on canon camcorders
    of varying age. I had the same problem with last year's play!! We
    really only have the camcorders for family use, no great filmmakers here.

    I also have some footage that was taken on a different night which I
    want to slot in. I think that I will have to do the editing scene (or 2)
    by scene and render each individually. Then I can put the whole lot
    together and the last rendering shouldn't be too long.

    Margaret Willmer, Jan 13, 2007
  4. Margaret Willmer

    Arny Krueger Guest

    Jerry's advice will still work, but it will take only a little more work.

    When you cut out the shots you don't like, you will be effectively
    transforming the tracks into serial collections of clips. As the tracks
    drift out of synch you will have to slide the clips around to keep the
    speech flowing as you wish. But, if you choose to remove unecessary pauses,
    noises, etc., you will do this anyway.
    Same basic tactic.
    IME it is far better to do as much splitting of tracks into clips as
    possible without explicit rendering, as any editing you do may have an
    adverse effect on the rendering that has been already done.
    AFAIK, rendering only benefits preview for editing. The whole movie gets
    re-rendered for the higher resolution, during the export.
    Arny Krueger, Mar 12, 2007
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