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Movies and Video For people making movies and editing video with their Mac.

During editing, is it better to work from external HD or internal HD?


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Hi,

When you are working on a new video editing project, do you save all of your clips on an external HD and work on them from there? Or do you save all the clips on your computer's HD and work on them from there?

Being a novice, I would have assumed working from the computer's HD would be best, but recently someone told me to work from the external HD to maximize computer performance.

Thanks for your input.
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Internal drives are faster and give better performance than external drives. Only FW800 and eSATA drives should be used as external drives.

BUT, the media must go on a secondary drive, NOT the system drive.

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Keep the media on an ext HD because, even though we can't see it, the computer is really busy writing to and reading from the int HD while you are editing. At the same time, it has to access the media. It goes much faster if the media is on the ext.

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Just so that I have this correct ... I should put the video clips I shoot on the external drive, but save the project on the internal HD?
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FCE will default to put the project file in Documents. Leave it there. Double click the ext HD and create a folder such as "FCE Project." Open FCE and select System Settings. Select Scratch Disk. Select Set. Select "FCE Project." Rock and roll.

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