Re: [videoblogging] Xacti Workflow w/External HDs
- Thanks, Rupert!
I am contemplating using the laptop as the interface for the file transfer but I'm not a very details oriented person. The idea of having automated posting for file backup via xacti library seems a good one for my personality type I'm sure it'll save my bacon sometime.
Using mpeg streamclip is something I saw a guy do in a file management tutorial online. It was pretty sweet. He essentially cut the video as it was imported into his machine from his camera - a 'pre edit' that is surely a space saver - getting the important pieces of each shot without the extra garbage (of which I tend to have a lot of) - I imagine it'd save about 20-30% of space.
Thanks again for the feedback.
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On Jul 23, 2010, at 5:03 AM, Rupert Howe wrote:
> Nice rig & monopod video - thanks!
> I think I'm not understanding something, but I'm going to ask a stupid
> question anyway rather than just wait for other replies - because I'm
> Why don't you just copy all the files from the Xacti memory card to
> your 1TB HD via Finder on your Mac?
> Why do you need to make the HD work with the Xacti? Surely the
> computer is the interface between the memory card and the HD?
> And I didn't understand the use of MPEG Streamclip to filter. Or even
> to transcode. Surely you can avoid all that and just import the Xacti
> clips straight into iMovie, which transcodes them into its own
> editable format anyway? Then you delete the clips you don't want in
> iMovie, while keeping all the original footage on your HD?
> On 23 Jul 2010, at 01:17, Ron Watson wrote:
>> Hey everybody!
>> So got me my xacti and liking it so far. Using my Home Made Fig Rig
>> - http://blip.tv/file/653663/ - a new design, using an aluminium
>> bicycle wheel for the frame... anyway, not the point - I'm getting
>> some good footage:
>> http://k9disc.blip.tv/file/3853003/ - Dog Class in a Park
>> http://k9disc.blip.tv/file/3906053/ - Jam Session in good light -
>> big zoom... Fig rig is doing it's job.
>> I'm in the process of reformatting my 1TB RAID HD. I had it
>> formatted to fat32 but iMovie can't write to it. SO I went
>> MacOSExtended (journaled) and now the Xacti can't write it.
>> I have a 150 GB Maxtor HD that is functioning well.
>> I was thinking about using that for my Xacti Library function - for
>> bringing all of it in - back up style. And then moving it to the 1TB
>> drive for permanent storage and editing.
>> I also thought of just bringing everything into the PC and moving it
>> over manually/automagically via iMovie.
>> I also am thinking of using mpeg streamclip as a filter for saving
>> decent footage and/or pre-editing file management.
>> I'd like to hear what other xacti folk have to say about this.
>> Anybody have any info to share?
>> Ron Watson
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