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Chemix Ferreiro
My client wants to do the logging somewhere else (and so do I...!)
on Sep 12, 2012 at 5:47:24 pm

Hello everyone:

I have client with a whole bunch of DV tapes, HDDs and DVDs to put together a personal project... I'm talking about footage spanning 10 years of someone's life!

I've digitised-copied all of the media (different codecs, frame rates & sizes, etc) into my system at the studio, organized into folders and imported into several catalogs with my newly aquired CatDV 9 standard edition.

Now it's time for him to sort it all out, discard bad takes, log footage, add notes... before we go into editing.

I'm new in this game and have many questions but the first one is:

HOW CAN I PROVIDE HIM WITH A COPY OF THE CATALOGS SO HE CAN WORK ON HIS OWN TIME, AT HIS HOUSE WITH HIS COMPUTER?

I'm sure this is gonna take quite some time and don't want to tie up one of my machines for that purpose...

Is the WEB CLIENT an alternative here or does he need another copy of CatDV at home along with a whole copy of the catalogs/proxies?

Any help would be veeeery welcome!

Thanks in advance

Chemix Ferreiro
BUNKER studio
Canary Islands

bunkerstudio.es


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bryson jones
Re: My client wants to do the logging somewhere else (and so do I...!)
on Sep 12, 2012 at 6:49:09 pm

I WOULD CREATE PROXY AND SAVE THE CATALOGS AS .CDV FILES FOR HIM!

Sorry, I love all caps. ;)

This is easy to do but can be a tricky workflow. The basic steps are:

1 - create proxy of everything.

2 - copy that proxy to an external drive

3 - Save all of your catalogs out as local catalogs onto that drive. File Menu>Local Catalogs>Save As Catalog

4 - Set the settings on his copy of CatDV to point to the proxy.

5 - Wait while he chews through his last 10 years of life. Provide tissues if the last 10 years were sad, and or sexy. (I could not help myself again.)

NOTE: do not touch your version of the catalogs while he does this unless you want to have to merge everything and spend your next 10 years cleaning up data. (I will not watch that video however.)

6 - As he finishes, reimport the catalogs using "Publish" or "Bulk Publish".

7 - 2 options - 1. Celebrate your victory or 2. Give up and call a dealer or Squarebox to remote in and set this up for you.

Hope this helps, and yes, I've had way too much coffee today.

;)

bryson

bryson "at" northshoreautomation.com

northshoreautomation.com


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Chemix Ferreiro
Re: My client wants to do the logging somewhere else (and so do I...!)
on Sep 13, 2012 at 7:56:54 am

Bryson, you've done it again!!
Besides giving me a swift and precise answer, you managed to make me laugh...
Thanks a lot!!!!!

Chemix Ferreiro
BUNKER studio
Canary Islands

bunkerstudio.es


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