Sunday, February 24, 2013

Working on The Choir video, some notes

Had problems syncing up the three main clips inside the multi clip window.

I think the glitch was due to some kind of audio track shift, the sound didn't shift but the track looked longer on the timeline.

It could have been due to a glitch in the digitizing of the clip into the bin. In any event, this is more of a diary note than an update for others.

It's a little more challenging and time consuming to edit this than I thought it would be, One of the things however that is clear is wow, I'm a big Choir fan and this looks and sounds a lot better than I thought it would have from my memory of the video taping. I had some technical problems during the Choir taping for example at one time I was shooting and my autofocus on the Sony HD camera went out of focus and didn't go back into focus for 30 seconds. It seemed like forever at the time and I was very fatigued of course so I thought, it was an example of many video problems I'd encounter during the edit.

Having more camera angles gives the editor the ability to get rid of mistakes like that auto focus issue. Now that I'm editing and seeing the first three camera angles start to fit together, it doesn't seem that there are to Manu problems with the video. This doesn't mean I didn't have a lot of problems with the taping that I would not have wished to correct with better planning and having the luxury of hindsight to correct. One of the problems is the dreaded wind noise that the microphones picked up near the end of the concert. I didn't remember to rig up wind screens and didn't have them for the main audio recorder so some of the songs near the end have some wind noise during parts of the songs.

Well that's about it for the comment on editing. I know that practically nobody reads this anyways, so it's more like a diary for me to look back on in the future if I even choose to do that.

I can say that with bands like these and the editing process, I often get mesmerized by the performance of these bands and end up watching to much of the performance during the editing process, rather than editing the thing and moving on. A part of this process is just watching the footage and saying to yourself, what cut would look better and should I make a trim a little earlier or cut to the camera later. It can be interesting to watch, but sometimes I spend a little to much time watching intermediate edits, istead of moving on and getting that next camera angle into the program.

With this video I'm going to have more intermediate cuts, because I'd didn't get a four camera angle cut with six or seven clips into one multi clip time line. Having more intermediate programs with less camera angles earlier in the process will make the edit process a little longer than it should have been.

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