Final Cut Pro - Optimized media?

Discussion in 'Editing (Photo & Video)' started by magnil, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. magnil

    magnil Active Member

    Dec 7, 2016
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    Trying to learn how to use FCPX and have a few questions,

    -When importing media from Mavic should I create optimized media or stick with native media?
    -I have a Macbook Pro. Can I put media on external drive, create proxy media on Macbook and edit without the external drive? Just use external drive when I should export final video?
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  2. Kilrah

    Kilrah Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2016
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    Optimized media is only useful if your Mac is too slowto handle native media.

    Proxies have to be in the library, but you can do what you'd like if you keep the original media outside of the library and on the external drive.
  3. 4wding

    4wding Member

    Dec 1, 2016
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    If you leave your media outside the library, yes you can move it to an external drive. Import your media as linked media (dont copy to library) and request FCPX to create the proxies. Once the proxy creation is finished, you should be able to switch to using the proxy and remove the external drive.

    I have had media linking issues in the past, but usually the relinking process works fine and hooking the original back to your library should work fine.
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