Adding Timecode to DSLR Footage
We all know that DSLR cameras offer great bang for the buck when it comes to shooting video. Shallow depth of field, native 1080p, and low cost are all compelling reasons to go with DSLR for acquisition. However the morning after can present some challenges in the post production stage. While you can certainly import your footage files directly from your camera into your NLE of choice, some organization and file prep can go a long way to minimizing head aches later in the post production pipeline.
While there are many ways to work with DSLR footage, the following is the workflow that I use here at Remote Access Post when cutting with Premiere Pro CS6 or FCPX. I have also made a companion YouTube tutorial available above.
Easily Batch Rename Footage and Stills
Once I have the footage copied to my media drive I transcode to ProRes with ClipWrap. The new version is nice as it is now multi threded and can process more than one file at a time. After Transcode I make a new folder and name it relative to the footage. “John Doe Interview” and drag the transcoded footage into it.