In the past I would Carbon Copy Clone my Sony SD cards to a new named and dated folder on an external HD, import the named and dated folder, and get to work.
The 4k Files would be found under Untitled->Private->M4ROOT->Clip->C0026.MP4 (Example)
and the associated Proxy File would be found Untitled->MP_ROOT->100ANVO1->MAH01404 (Example)
This makes my brain hurt. It isn't intuitive.
I'm starting a new project. I need a better system. I hate that I have multiple files in a documentary film project named "C0026" or whatever. I hate that the proxy files' names have nothing in common with the 4k or HD Res files.
So my question is this:
Does maintaining file structure on my external HD matter at all?
Can I just bring all my "C0026.MP4" files over to ONE Folder and rename the files adding project name, shot date, CAM A (or B), and location? This way I can use my finder to locate files.
What do I then do with Proxies? Should I rename them as I renamed the 4K files but add "proxy" to them? Perhaps I could keep them on a separate drive and use them to edit on my laptop while on the road.
Would there be any problem, at any point, linking them to the 4k files?