First serious edit on FCPX
Just started using FCPX and have a hit a hurdle immediately.
Media files all on external drive and mainly ProRes422 (12 hours worth). These import immediately and are a dream to edit with but I have a few (c120, 30 second clips) shot hand help on a little panasonic. These are *.mts files and although FCP will handle them they are disproportionately slow. For example clicking on one of them in the import dialogue causes beachball for minutes while FCP builds the skimmable preview (is there a way of defeating this in the import dialogue by the way?) When I multiple select all the clips – beachball again for minutes, then hitting the import button causes a ‘validating media files for import’ which is still progressing (15 mins so far) while I type this.
I’m not transcoding these to prores just trying to import the raw files and fulling understand that converting will produce more edit friendly files – but hey this is just a first trial.
Should I expect this or is there something I should be doing to speed up this process? It’s a brand new 15″MBP with current version of FCP and the files are on USB3 external disk. These files import immediately in Edius on the PC.
Please tell me I’m doing something wrong.
XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK