tue 01 jan 2013 03:06:49 witte de withstraat
so. i decided to export the entire interview as prores422hq codec. both camera angles. i'm doing it in chunks of about half an hour.
i should have done this when i first thought of it, a couple months ago. here's the thing: the original interview visual is in h264 codec, and the sound is separate. i made a sequence to sync up both cameras and the sound. then i started taking chunks from there and editing sequences of interview. made some progress that way, content wise.
then i started making cutaway clips: processed blowups of her archival ntsc footage, and moves on still photos, etc. i exported those as prores422, to preserve quality.
then i built a show open, and exported that as prores422.
then i started cutting in the new elements into my show sequence, and doing some color grading on the interview clips. and i realized that every step i took involved another minute or two of rendering.
so it occurred to me that i really did need to go to the trouble to make all my elements the same codec, and remake my sequence in that same codec. that's the only way i'll be able to do real-time editing on this monster.
it could take a while. each half-hour segment thinks it needs 4 or 5 hours.
it's 2013 now. i was supposed to go see nantko and his sis in alkmaar tonight (because it would be quieter there!). but in the afternoon it already sounded like a major gun battle outside, and i was too scared to go out the door even to take the tram to the station. i sms'd my regrets and stayed in, as per my original plan. in fact once the explosions got so loud and frequent that i could no longer hear the interview, i stopped editing and just went to lie down for a while. i slept through most of the big banging, funny huh.
just got a nice phone call from prosze pani who sounds happy and said she loves me and that i'm great. she's in dublin now and goes to boston thursday.