Please organize your footage before you edit.
I mean… you can do whatever you want but your life will be easier (especially if you’re collaborating on an edit) with a well-organized project.
If you’ve ever struggled to find the perfect take in an ocean of footage, or keep reviewing all the same clips over and over to find the one you want, then you’ll know the pitfalls of not organizing.
The solution is to create bins, use metadata, and sort your clips.
The bigger the project, the more important this becomes. And it’s easy to do on the Media page.
In this video from Casey Faris, you’ll learn about:
- Importing media
- Creating bins
- Editing metadata
- Finding slate info
- Organizing and sorting clips by scene
- Syncing audio
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVresolve.com. He is a professional editor, having cut national commercials for major companies, and does color & VFX for indie films at Mask & Feather. He’s also a filmmaker, writing and directing shorts & features. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor and former marketing strategist for large brands.