Final Cut Studio Workflow

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by xmacprox, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. xmacprox macrumors newbie

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    I'm in dire need of some advice. I've been using Final Cut Studio on my Mac Pro for over a year and am quite comfortable with it. I just recently purchased a MacBook Pro so I could tackle a lot of the video editing when on the road.

    Is there a way I can export a low-quality version so it can be easily edited on the MBP, and then I can sync up the changes back to the Mac Pro (where the large high quality video files are stored)? I edit a lot of footage that's in HD and the laptop would crawl in comparison to the MP. I briefly heard something about the ProRes format but am not too familiar with it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. tri3limited macrumors 6502

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    If you use the Final Cut Media Manager, by right clicking the sequence that you wish to send to the MBP, you can select recompress and export to a hard drive or straight to the MBP via target disk mode (firewire).

    Great way of doing it and then you can re-import it and re-link to the full res files.
     
  3. xmacprox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice! Where do you go in Final Cut to reimport the edited footage?
     
  4. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    you just copy the project file back and reconnect to the hi-rez media
     

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