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06-20-2021 at 07:40 AM
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Video editing for size

I've got a question in regards to video editing. As many of you know, I have tons of videos uploaded to TG, all of them usually only needing about 2:00 minutes of the full 20min to hour long runs. So 90-95%% of my videos are dead space. I have been thinking about editing the videos to only include the actual run of the submitted score. If one of my submissions where to be disputed, would that newly cut down video be enough to show proof of the score since the full video is already uploaded to TG, this snippet would just back up it was me doing it?

Worst case scenario, if TG happens to lose all of it's servers and all video evidence, would it be sufficient to have just that snippet run in the video without bootup/console/etc? The run would have already been verified through TGSAP, so me uploading the quick snippet of the actual run IMO should be acceptable as verifiable proof. You all know through my upload history I show boot ups/console/they are live so that would already be something to consider since they had verified through TGSAP already as well. What do you guys think?

I'm considering this mainly for data space. I'd free up damn near a TB of space, so that would be nice...and even I hate skipping through my videos to find the actual run.

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  1. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Ah, like almost anything else "thrown away", you gotta look out for regrets.

    Ought to just get another hard drive, if your PC supports multiple(mine has five harnesses, lol!), or an external drive, hang on to your vids, not for anyone else, for yourself.


    On it being solid "proof"-what if it's the settings that are being disputed, that would put you in a spot.


    And send me my poster, dangitt!!!

    :D

  2. freeko's Avatar

    I agree the solution here is almost certainly an external hard drive. Maybe even a thumb drive. Then again, I also have instilled the habit of showing the console at the start of a run and to re-show the console at the start of every run. That way abandoned runs are just that, abandoned. Sure, it is tedious. Especially for a run that takes many times to finally get right.

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  3. thegamer1185's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco

    Ah, like almost anything else "thrown away", you gotta look out for regrets.

    Ought to just get another hard drive, if your PC supports multiple(mine has five harnesses, lol!), or an external drive, hang on to your vids, not for anyone else, for yourself.


    On it being solid "proof"-what if it's the settings that are being disputed, that would put you in a spot.


    And send me my poster, dangitt!!!

    :D

    Holy crap...I completely forgot your poster!! I should probably get on that.

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  4. Barthax's Avatar

    I burn all mine to DVD - sure it means hoards of DVDs (2600+ currently) but I can dig 'em out without losing HDD space or evidence.

    I've found a lot of my old footage was recorded at less-than-optimal compression and oodles of disk space can also be saved by re-encoding. I typically choose 2000kbps Constant Bit Rate (CBR) these days where I used to use 8000kbps CBR. Huge difference in HD footage and even some saving on SD footage without any horrendous loss of quality (obviously, check achievements can still be read first or you end up like a bunch of my Forza Motorsport stuff where people are guessing from every frame!).

  5. Whilethekidsareaway's Avatar

    I do each and every attempt with a separate new recording every time then delete the dud runs, then convert the good run to a size and format accepted here then store it on a 4TB external just in case they are lost. I have 7 hard drives attached to my PC 6 internal and the 4TB external i think i paid under 200 bucks for the external a bunch of years ago, so now they are probably cheaper.

  6. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Oh, on that-

    I DO make an attempt to keep my vids and stuff, but I did have a big PC crash a couple years after joining TG, literally lost everything-I plan to add hard drives now, and be more careful with my PC, lol!

    But as far as losing video evidence, it's NBD, really.

    I'll just do something again if I have to.

    :D


  7. freeko's Avatar

    Well, I cannot say much for the brand, as I prefer a different one. Amazon is showing a 5tb portable drive for 130. 2tb seems to be value buy if you are more comfortable with about half that price.

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