As I said in my previous post, I will be posting a series of articles describing how I go about dealing with a large number of photos and videos that were taken for a specific event, in my case a two week trip to Scandinavia. I originally intended to upload this initial post yesterday, but better late than never. I will attempt to add additional posts shortly after I do specific tasks, so that you can get a feel for how long it takes to go from step to step. I cannot string this out too long, because classes start in a few short weeks.
First, let me fill in some background information. On the trip I used my Canon 7D DSLR camera to take both still photos and video clips. The total number of pictures and videos I took on the trip was about 1500+. I’ll update this number after uploading them into PSE’s Organizer. The vast majority of the still images were RAW files with a few JPEGs. All of the video clips are 1080p HD MOV files.
I also took some pictures and video with my iPhone 4. These files broke down to about 72 still images from its 5 mega-pixel camera and 28 video clips.
I took my iPad with me and backed up all of my 7D files to it, except for the last card. On the trip, I filled up two 16 Gb cards and about 2-1/2 8 Gb cards. So you can see I came back with a lot of media to organize, edit, and ultimately share in a variety of ways. By the way, two days before leaving for Scandinavia, I just returned from a backpacking trip in the Sierras that I have had no time to organize or work with yet.
In the next post, I’ll describe the uploading and initial organizing of my images and videos I took with my iPhone. Stay tuned. By the way, if you are finding this series interesting and/or helpful, please comment and rate it. Thanks.
Until the next post…