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Ronny Courtens
Re: working with proxy media and original media in the same mode - possible?
on Oct 3, 2013 at 11:24:39 am

Yes you can put any type of files inside the Proxy Media folder and when you launch FCPX in Proxy mode FCPX will consider these files as Proxies.

BUT be aware that these files must FIRST be in your Original Media folder, and then you manually duplicate the files over to your Proxy folder. The same clips must be in your Original Media folder AND in your Proxy Media folder. If not the clips won't show in Proxy mode.

Wether this is a good workflow or not depends on how you are importing your footage in FCPX.

- If you copy the footage into your Event when importing (creating actual video files in your Original Media folder), and then you duplicate these files over to your Proxy Media folder this will take extra time and drive space. So in this case it is better to create real Proxy media instead.

- OTOH if you import your footage without copying the media into the Event (creating only symlinks in your Original Media folder) and then you duplicate the symlinks over to your Proxy Media folder the process won't take any extra time or drive space, and your original media will work just like Proxies in FCPX Proxy mode.

- Ronny


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