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holgerfrombergkirchen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there,

 

the Proxy-Seetings in FCP X works fine on my mobile computer. The speed is very good,

but the export quality of the movies is so bad.

 

I saw that there is a way to works with proxy but use the orginal media for the final export. Unfortenly the help files are not really helpful regarding this.

 

Can anyone descripe to me hoe to do?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Best regards!!


Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • 1. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    steve z Level 3 Level 3 (820 points)

    From my understanding, in your preferences, under playback, you chose use proxy or, use original or optimized media. Hope that works for ya

  • 2. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    holgerfrombergkirchen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes indeed that´s all I have to do.

     

    With this seeting my macbook air 11" 2nd generation works really fine for cutting and working.

    The real rendering will be afterwards done on the iMac.

     

    All only with changing the preference setting. Great!!!

     

    Thanks a lot to steve z !

  • 3. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    Blue Monkey Boy Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Can I ask how you installed FCP X on your Air, did you buy two versions, I have the same set up but have only managed to install on my iMac...

  • 4. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    holgerfrombergkirchen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought fcp x with the air in mac app store like any other app.

    On the second mac please open the mac app store, go to purchased app and click install beside

    fcp x. After installing and update your system it should work on both machines.

    As far as I know it is possible up to 5 machines...

     

    To move your projects and raw material in order to work on the second mac, just

    copy the fcp x content under user/movies as it is. After starting fcp x

    on the second machine everything should be visible and ready to work.

     

    Hope my description is what you need?

  • 5. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    holgerfrombergkirchen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    sorry forgott to mention: All machines must run the mac app store with the same apple id!!!

  • 6. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    steve z Level 3 Level 3 (820 points)

    Glad that worked for you!

  • 7. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    Blue Monkey Boy Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Thank you!

  • 8. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    timmachelms Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, If either of you get this, could you clarify for me regarding the proxy setting.  I want to speed up my editing on my iMac (i got a hard-drive warning that suggested I use proxy setting), but I want to then output it at full resolution (of course).  Do I simply import the footage with the "create optimized media" and "create proxy media" checked.  Then, while editing select "use proxy media" but then when I export select "use original or optimized media."  Is this right?  Thanks!!

  • 9. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,175 points)

    That's it.

  • 10. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    Michigan One Fly Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)

    If I may, I would like to jump in here with a question to further clarify using proxy media.  Is it acceptable to do color correction while using the proxy version ?

     

    thanks

  • 11. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,175 points)

    You should avoid that if you can and do color correction on optimized media if possible.

  • 12. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    Vegas22 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Tom does it make any difference if I'm Color Correcting and Rendering final video with AVCHD as opposed to ProRes.  I'm looking into using a Proxy wrkflow in order to save space on drives.

     

    What I have been doing is converting my AVCHD footage form my Sony NX5Us to ProResLT and edit and render as needed.  I don't use FCPX to inport and transcode my footage because I don't have a need for ProRes422, as ProResLT is good enough for my needs.

     

    So which workflow would be more benficial.

    1. Using ClipWrap, Transcode AVCHD to ProResLT > Import to FCPX > Edit > Colro Correct > Export

     

    2. Using FCPX, Import AVCHD to ProResProxy > Edit with Proxy > Swap to Optimized Media (original AVCHD) to Color Correct > Export

     

    Would one workflow work better than another, to save disk space, time, and produce beter final output than the other.

     

    Thank,

    Michael

  • 13. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,175 points)

    It depends a lot on the media. Some low light stuff will be really hard in H.264 and won't produce good results. ProRes LT should be good enough. I wish Apple allowed that option in the import module.

     

    Of the two choices I would prefer 1. 1 will use more drive space I think, but be easier to color correct with better control.

  • 14. Re: FCPX Proxy question
    timmachelms Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much Tom!!

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