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I am doing a project in 1080i and do not have enough disk space for the fisinhed product. This video consumes (25 Mb/sec). Is there anyoe out there with advice around this problem?
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What tools are you using for editing? the procedure for iMovie is different from the procedure for FCE/FCP(6/7), which may also even be different from FCPX

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What tools are you using for editing? the procedure for iMovie is different from the procedure for FCE/FCP(6/7), which may also even be different from FCPX
I am using FCP 7. I use iMovie to import my footage, convert it and import it into FCP 7. I have not been able to log and capture directly in to FCP 7. If there is a way to do it, it is not very intuitive.
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Are you using footage from an AVCHD camcorder? If you are, you should be using Log and Transfer, not Log and Capture. I would never use iMovie to import footage for FCP unless ABSOLUTELY necessary - iMovie uses AIC for its storage codec which will store 1920x1080 as 1440x1080 (anamorphic) - which means you are loosing quality right off the bat. When you import with FCP, you'll be storing it in ProRES, which does take a lot of space (more then AIC) but is an incredible codec for editing.

You need to use a drive other then your system drive for your scratch and render space (you should NEVER use your system drive as a scratch drive) - depending on the type of Mac you have will determine what kind of extra drive you can use (ie: Mac Pro - internal sata drive, iMac or Macbook Pro a firewire 800 drive, Older Macbook - firewire 400 drive, more recent Macbook - USB drive) - you will want to transfer your footage to the new drive, then in FCP, go to FCP->System Settings and set your capture and render location to be the new drive.

My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Debian as a server; Apple TV (1080p version)
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Are you using footage from an AVCHD camcorder? If you are, you should be using Log and Transfer, not Log and Capture. I would never use iMovie to import footage for FCP unless ABSOLUTELY necessary - iMovie uses AIC for its storage codec which will store 1920x1080 as 1440x1080 (anamorphic) - which means you are loosing quality right off the bat. When you import with FCP, you'll be storing it in ProRES, which does take a lot of space (more then AIC) but is an incredible codec for editing.

You need to use a drive other then your system drive for your scratch and render space (you should NEVER use your system drive as a scratch drive) - depending on the type of Mac you have will determine what kind of extra drive you can use (ie: Mac Pro - internal sata drive, iMac or Macbook Pro a firewire 800 drive, Older Macbook - firewire 400 drive, more recent Macbook - USB drive) - you will want to transfer your footage to the new drive, then in FCP, go to FCP->System Settings and set your capture and render location to be the new drive.

I am using a Sony HDR Z5 camera. I used iMovie because I was not able to get FCP to recognize the camera to transfer my footage.
The video I do have will not play through smoothly in my viewer, canvas or timeline. It is stored in AppleProRes 422.
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See: z5u Capture Problem w/ Final Cut at DVinfo.net for a potential solution to log and capture directly into FCP (since you're using a tape based camera rather then an AVCHD camera)

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