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  • Importing gopro 11 footage into fcpx

    Posted by Nicky Keller on March 5, 2023 at 6:28 pm


    Does gopro11 footage lose quality or metadata when importing using the import function in fcpx?

    Would it be better if i import the footage as is from the gopro11 and then import it using “leave media inplace”?

    Ben Balser replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Eric Santiago

    March 6, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    I don’t use their app and haven’t noticed any issues.

    I’m still using GoPro Hero 2 and 3.

  • Doug Metz

    March 6, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    Like Eric, I’m still using my older GoPros because they still work.

    Sometimes FCP will re-wrap footage when using the Import function, but you should never lose quality. I will say that when I use my GoPros, I transcode those files to ProRes prior to import using EditReady, simply because the native GoPro MP4 footage causes playback issues in the timeline. EditReady will do several things – it pulls in metadata from sidecar files (if present), it will stitch together segmented clips, and is pretty flexible. And fast.

    When importing anything, I choose Leave in Place, or I drag & drop from Finder into keyword groups. This allows me to more accurately catalog my storage media, and find assets that I might need for future projects.

  • Ben Balser

    March 9, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    The answers are “never” and “it depends on your workflow”.

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