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  • Mon, Dec 31 2018 12:10 PM

    • Sean L
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    Average editing time for 2 hrs footage?

    Hi, how long do you reckon it takes the average pro editor to cut 2hr footage to a ten min short?

     

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  • Mon, Dec 31 2018 2:40 PM In reply to

    • jakeheat
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    Re: Average editing time for 2 hrs footage?

    How long is a piece of string?

     

    I've spent 6 weeks cutting a 2min trailer from a 2hour film. I've also cut a 5 min news piece from 2 hours of footagein 1 hour.

     

     

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  • Mon, Dec 31 2018 9:39 PM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: Average editing time for 2 hrs footage?

    Yes, it depends what you're doing, how much prep there has been, and a heap of other variables.  I have had similar experiences to jakeheat, and a range of times anywhere in between.  The fastest that I have seen on a news story with roughly that much footage was twenty minutes, but that was a needs must situation where if it wasn't ready in that time it wasn't going to air.

    Anyone who gives you a hard and fast answer to that question is a charlatan and should not be trusted.

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  • Tue, Jan 1 2019 3:15 AM In reply to

    • DStone
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    Re: Average editing time for 2 hrs footage?

    jwrl:
    Anyone who gives you a hard and fast answer to that question is a charlatan and should not be trusted.
    Oh, I don't know about that. I've cut a 2 hour shot down to about 30 minutes in about 30 minutes. Of course it was nothing but straight cuts, and in linear order (2 cuts and extract, 2 cuts and extract, repeat ad nauseum) Of course I could have done it on a couple of VCRs and an old Thumbs Up linear editor too. It might even have taken about the same amount of time. Stick out tongue

    (Yes, read that with a "not to be taken too seriously" tone!!)

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  • Tue, Jan 8 2019 11:37 AM In reply to

    • Sean L
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    Re: Average editing time for 2 hrs footage?

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