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  • Porting Files

    Posted by Jeff Kohn on April 14, 2005 at 6:08 am

    I have about 60 gigs of video clips from which I’d like to select segments to port from my desktop to an external drive where I can then work by laptop. I don’t want all the material on the external drive – only a few gigs of it where I would then do the real project editing. How would that best be done? Thanks

    Rob Mack replied 18 years, 5 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Gary Kleiner

    April 14, 2005 at 6:22 am

    Chop up the footage so you wind up only with what you need on the timeline. Then, save the project to your external drive using Copy and Trim Media with Project.

    Gary Kleiner
    Vegas Training and

  • Jeff Kohn

    April 14, 2005 at 6:31 am

    Thanks Gary, but won’t this trim my original footage? I’m too scared to do that. I want essentially to “copy” the trimmed to the external while leaving the original footage as is. How would I do that?

  • Gary Kleiner

    April 14, 2005 at 6:35 am

    [Jeff Kohn] “Thanks Gary, but won’t this trim my original footage? “

    No, it copies the sections that are in the timeline.

    Gary Kleiner
    Vegas Training and

  • Jeff Kohn

    April 14, 2005 at 6:57 am

    I do a “save as” with copy and trip option and “create trimmed copies” selected. AVICODEC reports the copied file to have a loss of quality – here’s what I get for the copy (with loss of 10% quality):

    File : 4.43 MB (4.43 MB), duration: 0:00:01, type: AVI, 0 audio stream(s), quality: 88 %
    Video : 4.40 MB, 36842 Kbps, 29.970 fps, 720*480 (4:3), dvsd = Sony Digital Video, Supported

    and here’s the original

    File : 27 MB (27 MB), duration: 0:00:07, type: AVI, 1 audio stream(s), quality: 98 %
    Video : 26 MB, 31579 Kbps, 29.970 fps, 720*480 (4:3), dvsd = Sony Digital Video, Supported

    Also, must the wav be separated from the video portion? Can that be prevented?

  • Edward Troxel

    April 14, 2005 at 1:33 pm

    Try this instead:

    1) Put the pieces you want to keep on the timeline
    2) File – render as – DV-AVI (PAL or NTSC)
    3) Render that to the external drive

    This will give you ONE file on the external drive containing the clips you want to keep.

    I am also assuming the original clips are DV-AVI. If that is the case then the segments will simply be COPIED to the external drive. However, you’ll need to manually split the large clip into segments on the Vegas timeline (where as Gary suggested they would still be individual segements – just consist of TWO files each, one for video and one for audio)

    And, yes, there ARE other ways as well. For instance, you could create regions around the individual pieces and then use a script to render each region to a separate file. etc…

    Edward Troxel
    JETDV Scripts

  • Rob Mack

    April 15, 2005 at 5:27 am

    The multirender tool in Veggie toolkit would probably do it and give you individual clips. I think there’s also a setting to add more head and tail. I think there might be a demo of it available at the peachrock site.

    There may be other scripts that are free.

    The Save-As tool in Vegas isn’t so great. I don’t really see why it has to render as wav64, but it does. It’ has always seemed to me like a vestigial tail in Vegas.

    Rob Mack

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