Please critique this new video workflow

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by danpass, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. danpass macrumors 68020

    danpass

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    #1
    Hi. I expected an issue with my current workflow and expectations have been met lol

    Base unit: Macbook r12 (2016)

    1. Memory card (from GoPro) into Lightning SD card adapter
    2. Adapter into iPhone, download videos
    3. iPhone into MacBook, import videos into Photos. (WHY CAN'T I SEE THE IPHONE AS A DRIVE?!? I DON'T WANT TO IMPORT INTO PHOTOSSSSSSSSSS!!!)


    From there I can import into iMovie.

    I've lost my SD card reader somewhere, hence the reason for steps 1 and 2 lol

    I hate step 3


    NEW WORKFLOW

    1. Memory card from GoPro into USB-C card reader (off Amazon)
    2. Save to the Movies folder, AVOID IMPORTING INTO PHOTOS
    --2A. PREVENT VIDEOS FROM UPLOADING INTO MY ICLOUD STORAGE. lol
    3. Offload video onto external scratch disk (SSD drive in USB-C enclosure.)

    Improvements? Other considerations?
     
  2. MSastre macrumors 6502

    MSastre

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    #2
    Make a complete copy of your SD card and its file structure instead of taking just the video off the card. Let your program recognize the card as a camera on import. I you are using FCP X, you can also make a camera archive.
     
  3. Ifti macrumors 68020

    Ifti

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    #3
    I don't save to the computer at all and I don't use the Photos app either.

    - Typically I insert the SD Card, either from a GoPro or other camera, into the computer.
    - Create a backup onto my NAS just in case.
    - Open FCPX and import the video directly into the editor (which gets stored onto my external editing drive / scratch disk), including letting FCPX place optimised files here too.
    - Edit.
    - Backup project to NAS.
    - Share final project.
    - Delete generated event files (render files, optimised files etc) to save a ton of space on my editing drive.
     
  4. danpass thread starter macrumors 68020

    danpass

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    #4
    How do I force iMovie to use a scratch disk?




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