Preparing to Log
During the logging stage, you find out just how organized you really were during the
production phase. No matter how careful you were, a few things may not have been
labeled properly, or some information may be missing. Take time before you begin
post-production to get your tapes as organized as possible.
Remember that the list below is really a production checklist. However, any
inconsistencies during production should be straightened out before you start
logging and capturing.
Â Clearly label each of your tapes (reels) with a unique, simple name.
If for any reason you ever leave the Final Cut Pro editing environment to work on
another system, simpler reel names will cause less confusion. See “
” on page 250.
Â Use a simple clip-naming convention.
Final Cut Pro can handle long clip names, but other systems often can’t. See
Choosing Names and Log Information for Clips
” on page 251.
Â Identify the audio sample rate and bit depth of your tapes.
You should always log and capture your footage with matching sample rate and bit