I have a question about offline editing. I've got some footage from a 7D that I need to incorporate into my edit. I'm getting the "invalid directory structure" error using log and transfer, so I decided to transcode the footage using mpeg streamclip instead. However, I'm concerned about the fact that both of these options are lossy (h.264 > prores > output.) I'd like to know how to re-incorporate the original h.264 footage once I have a finished edit, with the assumption that this will avoid data loss. Can anyone point me to a good workflow for this process?
I've never offlined before because by the time I started doing this, hard drive space was cheaper than the time it took to transcode everything. Thank you all for your help.
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