So i was having problems with editing videos and got some good tips here.
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and it got me thinking on maybe streamlining my process a bit, maybe i can get some tips.
Here's my process:
I capture with an Aver Media LGP Lite onto my hard drive. These files are massive, so I run them through Handbrake, (reccomended settings, h.264 codec) that reduces the size drastically without quality loss. And recently I started to put these 1-2h long videos together into 10h Videos using a program called "mkvtoolnix". So I have 3 10h long videos instead of 30 1h.
Maybe I can streamline things a bit in some places:
Capture card. I am able to set a bitrate for recording. It affects file size and quality, but that's all I know. I dont know how much I need. I'm using 18 Mbps. But maybe that's overkill? And I can choose from Video formats: MP4(H.264+AAC) and TS(H.264+AAC). I'm using MP4.
Would it make sense to use a different codec in Handbrake? Maybe one that's better fit for editing? Or does it make more sense to keep it and use proxies?
Does video length have a huge impact on editing performance? Is it better to have 10 1h videos or 1 10h video?