I'm new here so please go easy :-)
I have inherited an archive which has a lot of long shots where the operator has left the camera running whilst changing angle. The editor in me screams to cut out the gash footage and be left with trimmed clips.
My first thought is to chop them up in my NLE and export them as separate clips. But as I am accessing all the clips through CATDV anyway I just wondered if there was a feature to do this within CATDV. I can export subclips but they are very small in size. Much smaller than I'd expect. As in Kb instead of Mb sizes.
I've tried bumping up proxy settings and exporting sub clips but it didn't work.
I realise this isn't the main purpose of CATDV but I'm just seeing what it can do.
By setting your in point and your outpoint, holding cmd and hitting U, as in FCP you will create a subclip. This creates a new clip in CatDV, so therefore you could feasibly loose your original clip with all the 'gash'.
That subclip will still reference the original file path as the the orignal file did, but less the unwanted footage. This will obviously mean that the size of your archive will remain the same but less unwanted footage in your viewer.
If you're talking about trying to loose some Gb's, you will then have to transcode, re adding to CatDV
Also, you might want to check that you're not exporting a reference QT when exporting from CatDV, a hi res flattered movie will be more that Kb's in size.
I couldn't find a consolidate command but you can 'export as - movies' and choose not to recompress but to make self-contained your sub clips and it will make copies of just the good stuff... enabling you to delete (or archive) the full rips.