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Question: Is HDMP4 or HDMOV best to import to FCPx

I'm getting ready to download some royalty free clips from a service I subscribe to and the download options have me wondering which file extension works best with FCPx.


I have original video shot with my own camcorder, and I will be adding this downloaded footage as B-Roll, as an example.


Which is better - .mov or .mp4?


Thanks so much

Final Cut Pro X, macOS Sierra (10.12.2), Sony HandyCams, Sony NX-70U

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Nov 16, 2017 10:58 AM in response to Tom Wolsky In response to Tom Wolsky

Thank you Tom,

I just looked at the files on the site and it says ".mov (prores)" which I'm assuming it what I should be considering?


I thought I'd ask before downloading because the file size is so much larger than the .mp4 (h264) counterpart.
.mov is 372mb

.mp4 is 8.7mb


Is that sufficient info?

Nov 16, 2017 10:58 AM

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