If the original camera format can be edited with good performance, this option is dimmed. Select a folder containing a backed-up copy of a camera card. But is there any way to locate my proxy media to an external drive? Proxy media allows me to breeze through the editing process, relatively speaking, and still be able to export a high quality finished product. All three applications were part of the previous suite, but are now available separately. So when it comes to media management, for example, we can keep it simple and edit a project all from within one library. Are you doomed to deal with stuttering playback and dropped frames? Of course, if you play back full screen, you see the jaggies. Is it really that simple? For example, you could create a duplicate or snapshot of your final proxy edit, go in and replace all the clips with the full resolution masters, and then continue editing with proxies.
The Precision Editor enables editing in the timeline by expanding your view of an edit point so you can see used and unused portions of your clips. I've attached a screen shot of the distribution of gigs. Range-based keywords let you tag specific sections of clips with custom keywords. But the devil is in the details, and for many videographers and working editors, the internal proxy function doesn't replace the traditional external proxy editing workflow. There are downsides to this workaround, of course. If you later copy or move clips between events, only the symbolic links are copied or moved not the source media files.
You can make proxy media in the browser at any time. Apple says that given the power, approachability, and affordability of Final Cut Pro X, it should be a great product for Final Cut Express users, as well. A lot of this depends on the bitrate and codec of your footage. With 4k media - which we use primarily for interviews but also for specific clients who request it - even our amazing iMac 5K Retina computers can't keep up. I like to start big transcode projects at night and let my computer work hard while I sleep.
Proxy is a great way to go. At the end of each day, we could backup the library file - typically less than a gigabyte - while the external media remained untouched. I edit a lot of holiday footage on my 2011 MacBook Air i7 1. There are downsides to this workaround, of course. It would be soul crushing to have to do it again. I'll give your suggestion a go, it sounds much safer. For example, if your original files were in two adjacent folders, Final Cut Pro looks in folders adjacent to the folder containing the file you chose and relinks all matching files in the relative path.
Note: Final Cut Pro identifies matches based on proximity in the directory structure and related filenames. How to create proxy media There are multiple ways to create Proxy media in Final Cut Pro X: You can do so upon initial media import, or you can do so after media is imported. A Blu-ray recorder needed for burning Blu-ray discs. Native Native media is the format shot by your camera. The import may take a while, depending on the option you selected in step 3. I can then upload it if I need a higher resolution copy online.
If you're successful, the entire proxy clip has now been replaced with the full resolution version, and all the various effects, adjustments, and plugins you've applied will work on the new clip. Well I'll inspect and adapt on this learning and do better next time. You best learn these shortcuts by actually performing the edits. At this point, the assistant can add keywords, create smart collections, and do whatever work is necessary on the files to send them back to the main project. I love my 2016 MacBook , but there are still some areas where its Core M processor struggles to keep up.
Users are now warned when trying to share proxy media! Today I learned how to delete them, and thanks to one comment — on using the original media for colour correction. Thus deleting all the media FinalCutProX copied off the cards. Proxy Proxy media is always Apple ProRes 422 Proxy. After a grueling edit using low quality or watermarked media, there's nothing more frustrating than having to go into your project and recreate your edit using the final purchased clips. Apple has released , a brand new version of its flagship professional non-linear video editing software. Ready to pour some champagne? As you suggest, yes I am trying to point the library media to the external files so that the library would be more of a lightweight entity which at 186megs, it now is compared to 129gigs. You can open up any clip and view the source video and audio data in a timeline view.
While at launch, there are no third-party hardware products or plug-ins available, Apple says that such announcements will be forthcoming in the near future. Our general recommendation is to always optimize media. Nonetheless, you can view and access the original media assets from previous projects. Hope you can help, thanks a lot!!. Please add them to the comments below… Posted in Post navigation I have one of the 3. For example, if an original video clip is 1080p, then the proxy clip might be 720p at a lower bitrate which is easier for an older computer to play back.
Have I gotten an additional year or two years? Why are you doing that? Editing 4K video, however, is much more taxing on the MacBook, especially when employing various effects and color correction. You have to remember to generate proxies for every clip in your browser, including footage from your drone, stock video, sound effects, music, you name it. You will see a folder for every event in your FinalCutProX library. But my question is a newbie one. To bring the event back in, connect the external hard drive to your home system. Clip Connections facilitates links between primary clips and secondary elements—such as titles and sound effects—so they stay in sync when you move them.
For custom export options, you can send your Final Cut Pro project directly to Compressor and choose from an assortment of codecs, sizes, frame rates, and other parameters. As you can see there are many ways to work with camera cards inside. On previous versions of Final Cut Pro X, it was possible to share proxy media without any sort of warning. To continue to locate matches, select items in the original list and repeat steps 4 through 6. Now you can organise the media inside using all its tools. Depending upon the number and length of the media you selected, this can take some time, use the Background Task window Cmd+9 to monitor progress.