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Say I want to create several short clips with the original encoding of a certain camera. Do I have to shoot the short clips directly or can I shoot a long clip and then cut it up using ffmpeg with the appropriate options?

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You can do either method.

Short clips

  • Take up less file space.
  • Files are already cut.

Long continuous shot

  • Easier method when shooting, but more work in post.
  • Easier to sync a continuous audio stream such as from an external mic.

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