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This is the way i organise my footage. I'm not saying this is the best way to do it although i find it really handy. I'm not English so there might be some grammer mistakes in here.

I see lots of people renaming every single clip they capture like "JohnDoeSwitch360kickflip_Eltoro.avi". This method costs alot of damn time to apply and is also very chaotic when displayed in explorer or in a post-production program.

I think for a start it's handy to set your windows to have a basic old fashioned windows skin. It will save you memory and who needs them flashy stupid buttons anyways, [url="http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/3407/niceweathermz6.jpg"]we ain't those gay mac users.[/url] My pc looks like [url="http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/2637/image1bp4.png"]this.[/url]

Now ill explain how i organise my footage. Open explorer and search for a place where you want your footage to go to. Create a folder and call it "film". In this folder make sub-folders called "2005" and "2006" and "2007". Chek the picture for more information.
[img]http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9349/image3df0.png[/img]
In those 2005,2006 and 2007 folders create folders called "Park" and "Street" Chek the picture for more information.
[img]http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5163/image2rp7.png[/img]
Let's make some more folders in "Park". We want to make a folder for every single skatepark you film in. I have this:
[img]http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2513/image4cu4.png[/img]
We are now done with the map "Park". We are now bassicly going to do the same but then with the "Street" folder. You make a folder for all the city's you film in. I got it like this:
[img]http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/8844/image5uo5.png[/img]
Create folders in the "city" folder for every spot that is located in that city. For example you have a 24stair in Amsterdam you make a folder in "Amsterdam" called "24stair". Like this:
[img]http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6756/image6vm1.png[/img]
We are done organising folders. Let's organise the footage and pretend we want to capture something. Open vidcap6.0, the capture program of Vegas 6.0. Go to Options -> Preferences... then click "Disk Management". You probaly already set up places where you want your footage to go to but your method sucks and mine is better so delete all paths. Right click -> Add Folder and choose a folder you wan't our footage to settle in. We'll pretend we just filmed some stuff at the "24stair" in the city "Amsterdam" wich is "Street". Choose that folder.
[img]http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/6499/image7ez2.png[/img]
Click OK and get rid of the Preferences box by clicking OK again. We are now ready to capture some gnar f00ty. When the DV device is connected to the pc vidcap6.0 automaticly detects it and switches to it. It will directly ask you how to capture it and under what name. Name it like this: <day><month><year> so when it's the 20th february of 2007 your tape name will look like this:
[img]http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/3884/image8ju2.png[/img]
Including it's year in the title name is really important because when you filmed something on 20feb 2006 and 20feb 2007 they will both be called 20feb.avi and will so interfere and replace eachother in Vegas 6.0. I don't like spontaneous dissapearing footage. I'm sure you don't aswell so get the name right. When you're done capturing all your footage it's saved in [i]\film\2007\Street\Amsterdam\24stair\[/i]. It might look something like this:
[img]http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/4666/image9yz6.png[/img]
You now have a pretty organised system to work with. When you film a trick on the streets just capture it into the folder with that spot. If you don't have that spot yet in your folder system, create one. The same with park, just add clips from "skateland" in the "skateland folder". Simple as that. This how my explorer looks like:

[url="http://img339.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image10mj3.png"][img]http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3107/image10mj3.th.png[/img][/url]

[img]http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/7016/image11qx1.png[/img]

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the way i do it is diffrent...i don't edit clip by clip. i edit the whole tape at once taking what i think i might use for whatever... is that good or is better to do it clip after clip?

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[quote name='schoft' post='1537314' date='Feb 21 2007, 11:10 AM']This is the way i organise my footage. I'm not saying this is the best way to do it although i find it really handy. I'm not English so there might be some grammer mistakes in here.

I see lots of people renaming every single clip they capture like "JohnDoeSwitch360kickflip_Eltoro.avi". This method costs alot of damn time to apply and is also very chaotic when displayed in explorer or in a post-production program.

I think for a start it's handy to set your windows to have a basic old fashioned windows skin. It will save you memory and who needs them flashy stupid buttons anyways, [url="http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/3407/niceweathermz6.jpg"]we ain't those gay mac users.[/url] My pc looks like [url="http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/2637/image1bp4.png"]this.[/url]

Now ill explain how i organise my footage. Open explorer and search for a place where you want your footage to go to. Create a folder and call it "film". In this folder make sub-folders called "2005" and "2006" and "2007". Chek the picture for more information.
[img]http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9349/image3df0.png[/img]
In those 2005,2006 and 2007 folders create folders called "Park" and "Street" Chek the picture for more information.
[img]http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5163/image2rp7.png[/img]
Let's make some more folders in "Park". We want to make a folder for every single skatepark you film in. I have this:
[img]http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2513/image4cu4.png[/img]
We are now done with the map "Park". We are now bassicly going to do the same but then with the "Street" folder. You make a folder for all the city's you film in. I got it like this:
[img]http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/8844/image5uo5.png[/img]
Create folders in the "city" folder for every spot that is located in that city. For example you have a 24stair in Amsterdam you make a folder in "Amsterdam" called "24stair". Like this:
[img]http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6756/image6vm1.png[/img]
We are done organising folders. Let's organise the footage and pretend we want to capture something. Open vidcap6.0, the capture program of Vegas 6.0. Go to Options -> Preferences... then click "Disk Management". You probaly already set up places where you want your footage to go to but your method sucks and mine is better so delete all paths. Right click -> Add Folder and choose a folder you wan't our footage to settle in. We'll pretend we just filmed some stuff at the "24stair" in the city "Amsterdam" wich is "Street". Choose that folder.
[img]http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/6499/image7ez2.png[/img]
Click OK and get rid of the Preferences box by clicking OK again. We are now ready to capture some gnar f00ty. When the DV device is connected to the pc vidcap6.0 automaticly detects it and switches to it. It will directly ask you how to capture it and under what name. Name it like this: <day><month><year> so when it's the 20th february of 2007 your tape name will look like this:
[img]http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/3884/image8ju2.png[/img]
Including it's year in the title name is really important because when you filmed something on 20feb 2006 and 20feb 2007 they will both be called 20feb.avi and will so interfere and replace eachother in Vegas 6.0. I don't like spontaneous dissapearing footage. I'm sure you don't aswell so get the name right. When you're done capturing all your footage it's saved in [i]\film\2007\Street\Amsterdam\24stair\[/i]. It might look something like this:
[img]http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/4666/image9yz6.png[/img]
You now have a pretty organised system to work with. When you film a trick on the streets just capture it into the folder with that spot. If you don't have that spot yet in your folder system, create one. The same with park, just add clips from "skateland" in the "skateland folder". Simple as that. This how my explorer looks like:

[url="http://img339.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image10mj3.png"][img]http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3107/image10mj3.th.png[/img][/url]

[img]http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/7016/image11qx1.png[/img]

/schoft out[/quote]

dude. this is fuckin sick. really helpful. when i get my new hard drive i'm gonna do this cause i really didnt organize my footage that well. i organized it by the persons name. i also like your mr fisheye video's on youtube they're so tight

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what does Gh stand for? and also what do you do do if you editted something in after fx and want to use it in vegas after that do you put it in the original folder? like when you ramp slowmowed a clip or something

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kinda mega bumped this but i saw this and i just wanted to post the way i set my folders.

/[i]Vegas captured Clips/(Month&Year)/Spot Name[/i] Then in the folder where i capture the vid on where the spot is i name the clip, "[i]Person's name - Trick [Land or Bail][/i]

sorry again for the bump. :)

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[quote name='SteezyFilms24' post='3828778' date='Mar 25 2011, 10:56 AM']kinda mega bumped this but i saw this and i just wanted to post the way i set my folders.

/[i]Vegas captured Clips/(Month&Year)/Spot Name[/i] Then in the folder where i capture the vid on where the spot is i name the clip, "[i]Person's name - Trick [Land or Bail][/i]

sorry again for the bump. :blink:[/quote]

thank you for the bump! , my external hard drive is in the mail right now & i needeed a way to orginize my footyz

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