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Chapter 16. Capturing Video > Creating a Batch List

Creating a Batch List

You can log clips to a batch list in two ways. When you use device control, you can create a batch list as you view the timecoded tape in Premiere's Movie Capture window. If the tape is unavailable (or if a timecode-capable deck is unavailable), you can log a batch list manually. To log manually, you'll need a written list of accurate timecode starting and ending numbers ready. Logging manually can help you remain productive (saving you time and money) if you do not always have access to a system that has a deck and device control.

To generate a batch list with device control:

1.
Set up device control, as explained in the section "Using Device Control," earlier in this chapter.

2.
Choose File > Capture > Movie Capture.

The Movie Capture window appears.

3.
In the Movie Capture window, click the Logging tab.

The Logging panel appears.

4.
For Reel Name, enter the name of the reel, or tape, you're using (Figure 16.42).

Figure 16.42. For Reel Name, enter the name of the tape you're using.


Each tape you use should have a unique reel name.

5.
Use the playback controls in the Movie Capture window to cue the tape to the frame where you want to start digitizing, and click the Set In button.

The current timecode appears in the In display.

6.
Use the deck controls in the Movie Capture window to cue the tape to the frame you want to stop digitizing, and click the Set Out button.

The current timecode appears in the Out display.

7.
Click Log In/Out (Figure 16.43).

Figure 16.43. After defining the clip, click the Log In/Out button.


A File Name dialog box appears (Figure 16.44).

Figure 16.44. A File Name dialog box appears. If you want, enter a comment and click OK.


8.
In the File Name dialog box, enter a name for the clip.

If you want, enter a comment or short note you want logged with the clip.

9.
Click OK to add the clip to a batch list.

The specified clip appears in an untitled batch list window (Figure 16.45).

Figure 16.45. The specified clip appears in an untitled batch list window.


10.
Repeat steps 5 through 9 for every clip you want to capture from this tape, or reel.

If you change tapes, make sure to enter a new Reel name.

11.
With the Batch Capture window selected, choose File > Save.

The Save Batch List dialog box appears.

12.
In the Save Batch List dialog box, specify a filename and destination for the batch list and click Save.

When using the Mac OS, add the .PBL extension to keep the batch list file cross-platform compatible.


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