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  • Splitting Large Joined Video File

    Posted by Sam Krauser on November 7, 2014 at 2:53 am

    I’m not sure if this is the right place for this, just tell me an I’ll post somewhere else.

    I’m a fairly amateur editor and I’ve just started editing a short film for a friend of mine. I’m still logging and ingesting the footage at the moment and I came across some very large video files that have multiple cuts in them (similar to when you accidentally ingest tape footage to one single file).

    So I’m trying to find a way to efficiently split the file on its cuts to make a whole bunch of smaller files, without having to manually mark and cut each one.

    Any thoughts on this about techniques/programs I could use?

    Dennis Radeke replied 9 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Angelo Lorenzo

    November 7, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Download Davinci Resolve Lite, bring the clip in and do scene change detection, export the result as final cut XML. Import the XML into Premiere and relink to the file. You should have cuts IIRC.

    Speedgrade has scene change detection, but it doesn’t respect through edits and won’t give you an EDL with all the scene changes.

    There are other tools like Digital Rebellion’s Pro Media tools (Edit detector, costs money) or FFMPEG (super hacky way of doing it and steep learning curve)

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  • Dennis Radeke

    November 7, 2014 at 10:19 am


    Use Adobe Prelude if you already have a CC subscription. It is a file-based, ingest, logging and rough-cut tool. You can easily import the clip and cut it up and send a timeline to Premiere Pro.

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