Our crew’s all settled in Salvador, Brazil and are in the early days of filming our first 3D documentary. This time’s alloOur crew’s all settled in Salvador, Brazil and are in the early days of filming our first 3D documentary.
This time’s allowing them to test our gear in the field and get a few interviews/story points in the can before the prep and implosion of the Fonte Nova Stadium gets really intense.
They’re also getting used to filming our first tapeless show – for the explosive demolition series Blowdown – and the data management that comes with this shift.
When our 3D technician, Rory Lambert, gets CF cards with footage from the cameras, he needs to name each file.
This name must include the type of camera, type of rig, date, sequence number and if the footage is from the left or right eye.
To do this he plugs the CF card reader and the G RAID mini into a field laptop, and uses ShotPut Pro to transfer the footage from one to the other.
Then he uses Adobe Bridge and runs an automatic script to rename all the files in the folder on the G RAID mini so they match the folder they’re living in.
This means he doesn’t have to rename them manually – it also means he won’t make any mistakes.
The footage is organized before it even leaves the demolition site.
And if we decide to reevaluate our labeling convention during the shoot, we can always go back and rename files retroactively using this system.