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  • What do I do if I only have proxy media

    Posted by Shane Trowbridge on August 23, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    I was given proxy media so that I can start editing. I have not yet been given the original media. I know how the proxy workflow works when you create proxy media right in FCP but I’ve never been in this situation where I have proxy media that was created outside of FCP. How do I set things up so that I can start editing with the proxies but then import the original media once I have access to it

    Eric Santiago
    replied 7 months, 4 weeks ago
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  • Eric Santiago

    August 24, 2023 at 3:24 am

    As long as the files are exactly named and the same length you could just treat the Proxy as Original source.

    I’ve had to deal with this a few times in the RED eco.

    Doesnt work as well in the DSLR world since most (newbies) don’t use the proper naming system.

  • Shane Trowbridge

    August 25, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    and when I am done editing I just take the proxies out of the media folder and replace with the non proxy versions? Simple media reconnect?

  • Eric Santiago

    August 28, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    You don’t need to remove but that works too.

    You can always relink to the new folder with your supposed masters.

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