538 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 2, 2008 7:52 PM by Tom Baker1
You can do it either way, but you won't really be saving much time. Either way, you still have to take the time to choose the shots you want to use.
If you decide to capture the whole tape as one clip, once you've finished your edit in the Timeline, you can use Media Manager in FCP to delete the unused footage.
You can use the much dreaded MEDIA MANAGER under the File menu.
But DO read up on it in the manual. It is very confusing.
What I sometimes do is after I complete my edit I'll move all the edited bits into another project by using media manager and removing the actual capture files.
But again... READ UP ON IT. You can use Media Manager to just move your selected bits to a new project without really copying the files. You want to make sure you actually COPY the files.
Best way would be to continue to log n capture, but including the marginal material...then you can quickly delete those clips, when you know they're not needed.
You can also capture entire (long) tapes/clips, then use Media Manager, to get rid of unnecessary material.
Search this forum for proper use of Media Manager and make sure you fully understand it's implementation befor using it.
Thanks everybody. Media Manager. OK, I'll read up on it and see if I can learn to use it right, and use it dump the unused footage off the hard drive that way. And I'll try using it as you described it, meatntaters--and thanks for reminding me about the handles on clips. But since I don't plan to dump any unused footage until I'm all through with the editing, I should have all the transitions and things that need handles taken care of by then.
Thanks again all. You've been very helpful.