Capturing and File Management
Whether the footage is from film or video, capturing footage into a computer is the first stage of the post-production process. Because audio may be captured independently from video, the process for capturing and file management varies. The audio is synced to the images for editing. It is wise to keep video and audio labeled and organized accordingly, both during principal photography and during post-production.
During production, create an ordered list of each take and shot of the video and audio, by recording the timecodes. Time referencing aids in editing, synchronization and identification of the files. Above all else, organization and file management will help you later.
During post-production, digitized images are labeled accordingly, marking timecodes and reel numbers for easy access. Plus, sound files, such as foley effects or music, should be labeled for easy access. Once the footage is captured, labeled, and stored in the right folders, the editing process begins.