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    Simple Mathematics - Is this correct?

     Having fun with learning MC and now I would liketo ask some of those simple and basic questions that puzzle me.

    To illustrate the questions let us theoretically assume that I have a project and have captured 5 clips.
    Each clip is 50MB in size.

    1. I have 5 clips at 50MB so do I have 250MB on my hard drive?

    2. I make edits and place subclips on a timeline. After that do I still have only 250MB on my harddrive? As the subcips are only "scriptfile references" to the captured clips?

    3. If I have now a timeline with 5 subclips @ 20MB each and I do a VIDEO MIXDOWN.... do I now have 250MB plus 100MB on my harddrive?

    4. If I am happy with my final MIXDOWN (+ an audio mixdown) can I safely delete all of the original captured files. Leaving me the 100MB mixdown on the harddrive?

    In this simple maths example I am not including the smaller sized scriptfiles etc. I am just doing a rough estimate of the larger files.

    Am I on the right tracks?

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  • Sat, Mar 22 2008 8:45 AM In reply to

    Re: Simple Mathematics - Is this correct?

    2+2=YesBig Smile


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  • Sat, Mar 22 2008 8:46 AM In reply to

    Re: Simple Mathematics - Is this correct?

     Hi Douglas,

    The answer to all of your questions is yes.  You are definitely on the right track.

    good luck,

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    Re: Simple Mathematics - Is this correct?

     Thank you, Gentlemen!

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  • Sat, Mar 22 2008 11:42 AM In reply to

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    drbgaijin:
    2. I make edits and place subclips on a timeline. After that do I still have only 250MB on my harddrive? As the subcips are only "scriptfile references" to the captured clips?
     

    Yes, the subclips are just pointer files and add no additonal media on your media drives. They point back to the media captured for the original master clip. But, if you have added and then rendered effects, title clips and imported matte key clips, you now have some additional megs or gigs to add to the total. But generally speaking, the sequence file is just that - a pointer file - and occupies no additional space on your media drive.

    Regarding mixdowns, I always find it safe to keep an original version of the sequence the mixdown was made from should there need to be changes made somewhere down the road. I want to maintain access to the clip constructed timeline. To save on space, you can create a consolidated version of your final timeline and then delete "non-relative" media from your project. Or you could do a decompose of the final sequence.

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  • Sat, Mar 22 2008 12:15 PM In reply to

    Re: Simple Mathematics - Is this correct?

    Larry Rubin:
    Regarding mixdowns, I always find it safe to keep an original version of the sequence the mixdown was made from should there need to be changes made somewhere down the road.
    DITTO. Hard drives are cheap. Save the original media that created the mixdown.



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  • Sat, Mar 22 2008 4:43 PM In reply to

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    Larry Rubin:
    I always find it safe to keep an original version of the sequence the mixdown was made from should there need to be changes made somewhere down the road.
    Ditto. With the speed of doing a mixdown on todays computers I most often delete the mixdown if space is an issue

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