on Jan 8, 2018 at 1:08:01 pm Last Edited By Alan Langdon on Jan 8, 2018 at 1:33:01 pm
I am running FCP 10.3.4 within Sierra 10.12.6 on a MacMini i7 2ghz 16gb ram
(UPDATE: FIXED! Read final entry below)
I am somewhat new to FCPX (1 year), and have been under the understanding that it can edit mp4 footage without having to re-wrap (copy to library). I am shooting 4k footage with my Lumix G85, using the MP4 setting (not AVCHD) so the resulting files are .mp4 format.
But when I start a new Library and try to import the footage, it does not allow me to do so without copying to Library, generating a huge duplicate of my footage.
When I open the footage in MPEG Streamclip to get info, this is what I get, confirming it is not AVCHD footage:
Any ideas? It would be MUCH better to not have to duplicate everything, as I already had things duplicated to 2 hard drives when logging on set.
UPDATE: I just found out what was happening. I had copied the entire folder structure of the camera, which contains other folders and confused FCPX into thinking the footage was AVCHD that needed to be rewrapped. I took all the mp4 footage and placed it into a single folder without the "DCM" naming system and FCP understood the footage as ready for editing!