There's not a ton going on at the moment of any interest - it's all about fine cutting our way to picture lock and getting ready to online. Often these days people don't do an offline edit (ie edit with lower quality footage) then online (at full resolution) - faster machines mean it's generally a redundant process; but because we are working on a 2007 edit suite (the equivalent of antique in computer terms) we decided it would be quicker to do that.
David is currently working on a TV show called Monroe which shoots in Leeds as a result we are only working on the edit of The Stagg Do on alternate weekends; last week in my infinite wisdom (or not) I decided I'd start prepping one of the back up drives for the online edit. This means re-transcoding all of the footage to the highest quality and then making sure that the computer recognises it as the right footage for the project. Now as I'm sure even the most non-technical person can work out - higher quality footage means bigger file sizes which necessitates more hard drive space... Which in turn meant moving the back up footage to another hard drive so I could delete it from the original back up drive... Which as I'm sure you've guessed for the title of this post is very time consuming and very boring. I started doing this last Friday afternoon and finished yesterday morning - that's pretty much 6 days - solid. YAWN! Fortunately though, David is back this weekend so we'll be back into the edit - hopefully with a little clip that I can upload here in the next week or so.
Thanks for reading and I hope I haven't bored you senseless.
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Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.