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  • Trimming a project for archiving purposes

  • William McQueen

    April 5, 2005 at 1:29 pm

    One of the neat features of Premiere Pro is in the Project Management.

    Trimming a project to it’s essentials can be done in two ways:

    1. Saves/copies the timeline and only those portions of the video clips necessary to revive the project. No rendered or conformed files. You can set the clip handles, say to 30 frames to give a little wiggle room.

    2. Saves/copies the timeline and only those full clips associated with the edit. Unused clips are not saved. You can also save the rendered files if you so choose.

    The saved materials go to another location on your drive which allows burning to diskette for later use. No original clips or timelines are deleted.

    My question is:

    I’ve noticed that the size of the “trimmed project” timeline is smaller than the original one associated with the original project.

    My case scenario is that I had the body of the edit incorporating the opening title sequence and the credit roll sequence. The sequence components all seem to be present, but in the much smaller timeline. (eg: original about 11,000 and the trimmed one is about 5,000.) But I wonder….

    Any collective wisdom appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Bill in Toronto

  • Steven L. Gotz

    April 5, 2005 at 3:54 pm

    If you mean that the project file itself requires less Bytes than before, I imagine it is because it is written from scratch, whereas the original file had lots of sequential changes to deal with.

    Steven
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    https://www.stevengotz.com
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