FCPX and Optimized Media

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by kepardue, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. kepardue macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2006
    Let's say I'm importing video from a camera archive. If I check "create optimized media" does it import both the original video AND make the larger ProRes 422 HQ file?

    I like the idea of having video that works better inside of FCPX, of course, and I understand that optimized media will be a bit larger than the original, but I don't want to more than double the space required to store videos with the original and a larger optimized file.
  2. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    Just did a test.
    If you select Copy files to Event folder then yes it will bring that in.
    If you dont it creates a short cut.
    This is a good thing and bad.
    I goofed one time where I thought I had all the files in my system.
    I took a drive home and forgot it was referencing to it :p
    The only strange thing about my test is that I used an R3D file converted to ProRes 4444 at 4K 2:1 (4096x2048).
    Well FCPX considers that as optimized.
    Freakin huge :p

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