Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Three-Minute Project: DV Start/Stop Detect

Periods 1, 2 & 4

So you've captured your footage, but it's all in a few big chunks, or even just one clip. You've done the following before, but nonetheless, here is a reminder.

Use the DV Start/Stop Detect function from the mark menu to create markers on your clips. Name the markers in the browser, then create subclips from the markers. This is called logging, even though it is not the traditional method.

A naming convention I would suggest is to start with the scene and take number, then a shot size, the character, then a camera movement. For example if you have scene 2B, take 3, which is a medium close-up of David that zooms in, the name might be:


Look at Step 4 at this link for details. DO NOT edit anything until all footage is logged.

- A. Manriquez