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Mark DobsonRe: re: batch capture loses ins and outs?
by on Jul 10, 2011 at 8:34:24 am

Yes, totally frustrating and something that surely will have to be sorted out.

I've just tried in advance of a job we are doing this week to import clips from a GoPro. The very nature of a GoPro is that you stick it on things, turn it on and look at what what you've got afterwards. In my case we stick it on vehicles as they do on Top Gear.

So there is an enormous amount of redundant material. So to only be able to set one range at a time on import is a real pain because within one 10 minute clip there might be 3 or 4 short sections that you want actually use.

So selective import doesn't work really when you have a bunch of clips to process. Back to the old way of doing it - grab the lot - select the bits that you want - edit them together - export and import them and get rid of the bulky import file.

FCP X, with its ProRes 422 base level, seems to have little regard for the huge amount of data storage that it generates. Data storage, with all the backups, is expensive and it's a cost that is difficult, in todays financial climate, to pass onto a client.

So lets hope that intelligent digital ingest is one of the areas that is improved in the next update.

As long as the operating systems support it, FCP7 is going to be an essential pre production tool in relation to importing files intelligently. We use a Canon XF305 as well as Canon DSLRs and until Canon update their XF utility FCP7 is the only way of getting their files onto the system without resorting to
cheap and crude standalone programmes.

Mark Dobson
Producer and Director
Alembic TV
http://www.alembic.tv


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