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Scott Fitzloff
Ok to delete .mxf files once imported to FCP?
on Feb 22, 2010 at 8:44:52 pm

We just switched to the P2 workflow with the purchase of the HPX.

Currently, I copy the raw P2 data onto 2 separate external Hard Drives. Drive #1 is for back up and drive #2 will contain the FCP project file etc.

When I import the raw P2 data into FCP... what is the downside of deleting the original .MXF files from the project drive? Otherwise the footage is taking up double the space on the drive.

Any thoughts or recommendations? Thanks!

Scott


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Ok to delete .mxf files once imported to FCP?
on Feb 22, 2010 at 10:59:22 pm

[Scott Fitzloff] "Otherwise the footage is taking up double the space on the drive."

As long as you have it backed up somewhere, you can throw away the MXFs on your FCp scratch drive. You wouldn't completely throw away your tapes after you captured them, would you?


[Scott Fitzloff] "Any thoughts or recommendations? Thanks! "

Use a program such as MXF4mac so you don't have to log and capture, especially if you shoot/edit P2 all the time like we do.


Jeremy


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Shane Ross
Re: Ok to delete .mxf files once imported to FCP?
on Feb 22, 2010 at 11:28:08 pm

The downside is you no longer have a "master tape." What would be the downside to tossing or erasing tapes after you captured them? Same thing. Keep the originals. On a separated drive that you archive.



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Noah Kadner
Re: Ok to delete .mxf files once imported to FCP?
on Feb 23, 2010 at 3:31:05 am

1TB drive = $100...

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Ok to delete .mxf files once imported to FCP?
on Feb 23, 2010 at 5:53:47 pm

[Noah Kadner] "1TB drive = $100... "

Having your footage backed up in 2+ places = priceless............Sorry couldn't resist.


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Scott Fitzloff
Re: Ok to delete .mxf files once imported to FCP?
on Feb 23, 2010 at 6:25:17 pm

Hey everyone,

Thanks for the advice... yeah, I suppose it can't hurt to take up a little extra drive space for peace of mind!

Scott

Scott


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