Ok, so after some searching and reading and banging my head on the wall I figured out that i can create multiple clips from my original clip by using the razor tool in Premiere.
Here's my question, is it possible to preserve original file format? ex: i captured to mpeg-2 but when i cut and export, it exports to avi.
It's my understanding that Encore will transcode it back to mpeg-2 when it comes time to burn so that means two conversions (both of which could have been avoided since we ultimately end up with mpeg-2) and loss of quality over the original clip. Anyone know how to work strictly with mpeg-2 files?
Your help is greatly appreciated.