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how do YOU organize your VFX shots in VLS?

Posted: Wed, 3rd Dec 2008, 8:41pm

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badmonk

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ok i just wanted to see how some of you guys handle your VFX shots etc please! smile
i normally import all my shots in final cut, then just export a couple at a time into VLS, then back into FC to add sound etc

is working on one VFX shot @ a time what most people do with VLS please?

how do you use yours? smile
Posted: Wed, 3rd Dec 2008, 9:38pm

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Garrison

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That's how most of us if not all of us do it.

Lock down your final edit and export those cuts into VLS and add your effects, grading etc. then reimport them into your editor.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Dec 2008, 11:28pm

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badmonk

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thanks for the reply!!
i was just curious about other peoples methods!
you know when you start using a new piece of software, it takes a while till you 'figure it out' and then start getting organized re how to have a better work flow smile
mine is finally coming together! smile
Posted: Thu, 4th Dec 2008, 12:33am

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Axeman

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I export individual shots for effects work, but for final grading I usually work with an entire sequence. I generally use the timecode of the first frame of each clip as its name, so its easy to keep track of them and drop them into the correct place when they are done.
Posted: Thu, 4th Dec 2008, 11:33am

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badmonk

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thanks axeman!
yeah i normally have been just importing one clip at a time, working on it then exporting, but now i think i will import all my clips, names for e.g invisible dog -VFX (-VFX so i know its not been worked on yet) then when i export i will rename to +VFX to remind me that i have added the FX smile

then i have 2 folders with finished/unfinished clips smile, i just take out the clips i want to use in my project!
Posted: Thu, 4th Dec 2008, 1:44pm

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fertesz

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I do pretty much what you guys mentioned already. I name my clips exported from VL by adding "alpha"/"bravo"/"charlie"/etc. at the end of the original clips name, so that I can compare various versions of effect I came up with.

I also have usually a bunch of clips exported simultanously, bacause I work with my brother and we both edit different clip at the time.