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Joe Marler
Re: Do I need 'Optimized' media?
on May 5, 2017 at 7:33:41 pm

[Brian Thomas] " AVCHD...I import into FCPX creating Proxy media at the same time and I ‘Leave files in place’."

The fact you can do "leave files in place" indicates you copied the files out of the folder tree and imported from there. Never do this with AVCHD, as it can create performance problems. FCPX does not handle this situation well, and unfortunately it is undocumented. Other tree-type media such as XAVC do not have this problem.

With AVCHD it is best to externally rewrap that using EditReady, then you can import with "leave files in place". If you use this method it will save a lot of problems, plus import will be much faster:

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