starting Preservation video

About to start work editing a video on the poster preservation project going on now btw our CHC department and the Preservation department.  The footage was shot a few weeks ago by myself and the other videographer here at the library.  Unfortunately, she hasn’t been able to edit the footage do to priority going to previous event videos.

I will form a rough cut in the time I have between getting feedback for the library tutorial videos. Then I will send her my rough cut to see if we can collaborate on this.

The files are MTS and I’m working with Premiere.  She prefers Final Cut, but for some reason (and after some online searching I see I’m not the only one affected) Final Cut doesn’t want to read the MTS files I imported from the camera.  This explains why the girl who works in media lab gave me a set of MOV files when she was clearing out the camera’s hard drive. Because she also works in Final Cut.  I didn’t keep the MOV files, I gave them to the videographer and kept the MTS files I downloaded. Therefor, I’m going to work in Premiere with the MTS files.

Sometimes it seems that not having everyone on the same software can be hindering. Other times it seems beneficial that if one program is having issues, there are people who know the alternate program that might not have those same issues.