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    • Editosaurus
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    Trimming H.264 clips before importing

    Hey there,

    I have a large documentary project I'm about to import. There is a lot of footage (150hours) shot on DSLRs, and as you can imagine a lot of that is junk, I've run through my clips and deleted those that are useless, however there are some I would like to trim before importing - to save space.

    I've looked all over the place and there is obviously no way of trimming the h.264 files themselves, due to their GOP compression. But I was hoping that in Avid there was a way in which I could log and import them, so that Avid transcodes a trimmed version of the full clip? In the same way that FCP7's log and transfer would allow.

    Also, in order to save more space I am working offline in DNxHD36 and plan to do my own online in DNxHD175 or Prores HQ. I'm allocating unique tape numbers to all the clips, so I'm assuming I'll be able to consolidate and reimport the files at the higher resolution. However, if I do trim my clips on import will this cause me problems with reimporting?

    Any pointers would be very much appreciated.

    James.

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  • Wed, May 9 2012 7:57 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Trimming H.264 clips before importing

    I believe that ama is the answer to all your questions.

    So, ama link to all of it and use only what you need, transcode that selection to your offline res and , when finished editing, take that offline offline ... ?  , relink to get the ama linked origin clips back and do your online transcoding from there.

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    Tomas 

     

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