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Mark Suszko
Re: Will I lose resolution or camera information
on Aug 19, 2019 at 2:35:49 pm

FCPX "likes" to work in ProRes422 and related ProRes, and normally I would let it... but it's not mandatory: if you want to edit in MP4, you can alter the preferences to skip the transcoding and work with the original files as they are... performance may take a bit of a hit, is all.

You can also save space by telling FCPX to leave the source files wherever they are, and not import them into the library... only, I find this to be risky, since it makes it more possible that the connections to the originals might get lost at some point.

If you insist on transcoding footage, and you want the maximum quality, be sure you're outputting at the maximum bit rate, at least. It's gonna cost you drive space, of course.

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