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Chapter 3. Editing Fundamentals > Getting Rid of Unwanted Source Footage

Getting Rid of Unwanted Source Footage

Many times when you digitize, you wind up with unwanted media before and after the desired portion of the clip. Because video, especially, takes up tremendous amounts of hard drive space, you probably want to delete the unnecessary footage surrounding your clip. Besides running out of hard drive space faster, having a great deal of excess footage also becomes a problem when it's time to back up your project for archiving and storing on the shelf. Keeping that unwanted footage for every clip might cause you to need extra backup storage tapes (usually DAT or DLT tapes), which can get expensive.

tip

Always leave some room on each side of the portion of the clip you are using. These handles can come in handy if you need to trim the clip or add a transition.



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