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.