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Proxy Editing - was created by Peter

One part of Proxy editing as Derek describes the process does not seem logical to me! - so most probably not having enough background to realise my lack, here is a question (with a bit of info to place it into context):

Original HD videos are placed into a folder named "Original HD videos".
Once that is done these files are then copied and converted into an SD format eg MPEG2.

This results in an SD format that plays back through SV Movie Studio with no problem.
The conversion is done by using "converter"software.
Once this has been achieved - the editing my proceed.
Here is the question:

Why not convert the HD to SD copies using SV Movie Studio rather that calling in another piece of software?

Regards,

Peter
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30 Jun 2014 11:32 #1

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Proxy Editing -

That is a perfectly reasonable question.
Yes you can use Movie Studio or Vegas Pro to create your Proxies if you want to.
The main reason why you would use a Video Converter, is so you can do Batch Processing.
Most Video Converters allow you to import multiple videos at once, which then can be converting one after the other while you make a cup of tea.

Please note that Vegas Pro 13 and Movie Studio Platinum 13, both now come with an inbuilt Proxy Video Creation tools.
So you can now leave it up to the program to automatically do all the work for you.
Right-click your videos in the Project Media tab and select Create Video Proxy.
The program will automatically use the Proxy versions on the timeline whenever you have the Preview Window set to one of the Preview or Draft modes.
Changing the Preview Window back to Best or Good, will show you the HD versions.
When it comes time for rendering, you do not need to swap out any files - the program will do it for you.

Regards
Derek :)
Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
Peace :)
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30 Jun 2014 14:20 #2

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Replied by Peter on topic Proxy Editing -

Going to stick with my copy of MS Platinum for a while - use its many permutations for different video quality results.
One thing that is very evident is the need to secure the original video files and keep them in an unchanged state.

It is easy to compress and then mistakenly compress the same files again - having maybe re-worked "a project".
Also - organise from the start - files build up to a ridiculous number with the name of "trial ************".

So tempting to do things in a haphazard manner.
regards,

Peter
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