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MattiMattMatt Level 4 Level 4 (2,420 points)

Greetings!

 

I'm using an AVCHD camera and iMovie, just starting out. I took some video in AVCHD and want to both preserve it, and make it "forward compatible" with Final Cut Pro which I don't yet have but plan to get.

 

iMovie gives me two import options - directly into iMovie (which changes things), and an "Archive From Camera" option which saves it in what looks like the same folders/files as what's on the camcorder.

 

If I perform an Archive From Camera, can I use the folder it generates to import the original video into FCP at a future date?

 

Is this the best way to take video, use it in iMovie, and save a copy of the original so that it's there if I want to step up the editing at a later date?

 

Thanks!

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