Editing through hours of footage

gravyboat

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Jul 15, 2019
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What's up guys?!

Quick question. As someone who is new to editing I'm still learning a lot. How do you guys go through your footage? I was out riding for quite a few hours yesterday, went to Premiere started setting my in and out points in my footage, dragging it over to the timeline but it seems to take forever. It's almost like I have to look at the footage for the same amount of time I'm riding. Is there a different way to do it or am I just stupid and need to be patient. Probably is the latter.

Thanks!
 

HippoDrone

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Often I'll remember parts of rides where I know nothing interesting happens so I can skip through them, but once on interesting roads I have to just rewatch it. I try to keep my commentary to the prettier roads so I'll normally know that any motorway or dual carriageways will not have anything worth using.
 

RideOnTwo

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I usually turn the camera on and do my thing then turn it off and put it away. I still get a ton of footage though from focusing on road and loosing train of thought.

One tip I can give is do a hand signal in front of your camera before or after you have something that you want to edit( makes a reference when fast forward) you also can yell to give a spike on the sound so you can see it from the edit screen without having to watch all of it. See the spike and then sift through that area.
 

R-Rated

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All of the above are great tips. I have been sifting through some recently recorded footage where I was reviewing a bike as well as hitting the highlights of a tricky route folks like to frequent.

Using the scrub feature in Premiere is helpful as long as the footage plays normally. Sometimes I have render then scrub through to catch what I want. If I don't render when needed then it is too choppy and I might miss that magical moment I should publish.
 
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LoneWolfer

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Utilize the J K and L Shuttle keys in Premiere. First press of J reverses footage. Each tap of J after speeds up reverse. K stops footage. L starts footage forward and each tap after speeds it up. Couple this with visual queues (such as middle finger like I use, but you can be more civilized as I am an ass) and you can shuttle through hours of footage pretty quick.
 

B.Vation

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I can remotely turn my camera on from standby so just hit record when I talk or the roads a bit interesting. This means I only have what I consider meaningful footage to look through and it’s then a matter of trimming the in and out point. I probably end up looking through the edited version 2 or 3 times trimming to get about 30 ish minuets.

I use a TomTom Bandit camera and DaVinci Resolve 16 for editing.
 
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