3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2013 4:48 PM by Russ H
David Strait Level 2 (200 points)

I typically use highly compressed video for my source media (typically 10 Mbps video with a .m4v extension). When I import this media into a FCP event (reference, not copy), FCP automatically transcodes the video in to a .MOV file (about 10 times the original file size) and places it in the "Transcoded Media --> High Quality Media" Folder.

 

Is this step really needed? If not, is there a way I can avoid this transcode? If it is needed (or preferable), can I safely delete the large MOV files after I finish editing? Can I then easily re-create them if I need to make further edits?

 

Thanks for any info on this.

 

Dave

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,240 points)

    David Strait wrote:

     

    Is this step really needed? If not, is there a way I can avoid this transcode? If it is needed (or preferable), can I safely delete the large MOV files after I finish editing? Can I then easily re-create them if I need to make further edits?

     

    It's beneficial and will make your editing exerience easier.. But you can pass on optimizing if you insist by making choices in the import dialogue window.

     

    You can delete the Pro Res files after finishing projects.

     

    They can be re-created easily.

     

    Russ

  • David Strait Level 2 (200 points)

    Thanks Russ,

    What is best method to re-create the Pro Res files? As an experiment, I deleted them and then tried re-importing, but it didn't re-create them by this method.

     

    Dave

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,240 points)

    In the event browser, right click and choose Transcode Media.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ