I am trying to begging in the right way with my Vegas11 workflow to produce a documentary around 1 hour lenght. The footage comes from 7 different interviews, each one having around 2 hours. So, joing my raw footage pieces, I have around 14 hours to deal with.
These are the issues I need to handle to sketch the workflow. I would appreciate any comment about that. Sorry for the thread length, but I couldn't explain with less detail:
1) The video is from camera but the audio is from ZoomH1 + lav mic. Here there is a sync issue and I have PluralEyes to deal with wonderfully.
2) To video, I will use the plugin "Looks" (Red Giant) to deal with most of the adjustments. Some "fine tuning" will be made through "Boris RED5" (for instance, by using "clone" tool to remove undesirable elements from scene).
3) To audio (speech from interviewees) adjustments, I will use the audio plugins (VST) Izotope Rx + Izotope Nectar.
=> The jigsaw:
My first idea was to deal with nested projects. I mean, I would deal with issues 1, 2, 3 (above) to each interview as different .veg project and then import the 7 interviews to a main .veg project. As nested projects, I am concerning with just sync, video and audio treatment, not cut editing. All the cut editing would happening in the main project. This workflow has sounded good, because I am considering the possibility of coming back anytime to each nested project and adjust video and audio as needed, without the need of doind all the work at the begining. Actually, maybe just at the end of editing process I would make the "real fine tuning" adjustments in video look and audio aspects (in each of the nested projects, bearing in mind that the main project would be updated).
I have begining with this workflow, but somethings aren't giving me confidence about to achieve a great result.
a) Always I open the main project there are a considerable time to the nested projects be rendered, what delays my editing work. Besides, Vegas create huge ".sfap0" files, maybe taking unnecessary HD space.
b) I am not confident the treatments (2 and 3) to be made in nested projects that are based on third-party plugins will be transmited to the main project with accuracy.
c) I tested a rendering by using this workflow (but without any complex editing in main project yet). Three trials, two Vegas crashes and one finished work. I am wondering if Vegas would be more instable when dealing with nested projects.
Any comments would be very welcomed.
Thanks in advance,