I'm looking to make this process as optimal as possible. I have decided to try the following and I wanted to confirm some presumptions about it before I commit to this.
I have a collection of small clips, over 30+. Instead of using each video as an individual source, I will use the video tool to extract all of them into frames, and then generate a single combined video so that I would have a single source for all those videos. I will then proceed with the usual extraction, sorting, filtering, aligning, etc.
My presumption is that the alignment file generated for that single source video keeps track of each extracted frame by mapping it to the timestamp of the video. With this presumption, I can then assume that say later down the road, I make a few more clips and then extract them along with that single source, and then append the new clips so that single source video. By doing so (and make sure that the generated video keeps the same file name), the alignment file associated with it should not break because of the mapping to the time stamps.
Then all I would need to do is run another extraction but with Skip Existing Faces. Process those new frames, add them into the already processed batch, and then Remove-Faces to sync the alignment to the video.
Is this plausible? Or will I run into unforeseen issues?