Join Jeff I. Greenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Final Cut Pro X Guru: Online OfflIne Workflows.
- For those of you who have access to the exercise files, there were a couple of things I would like to point out. The work is mostly non-cumulative. I've got a 4K project with nothing imported. And we do that early in the class in Section 1. At the bottom here, we've got the itself I work from. This project will balloon and get smaller depending on where we are in the class, but it's still the same project. If you go up and you at any point choose to make proxies or make optimized footage and it's not available to you, it's 'cause you've already done it in the class.
I've also included the Compressor presets if you don't want to build them along with me. You can actually just drag and drop them directly into Compressor. And just as a matter of fact, there's nothing in here that's particularly delicate or built from one section to another beyond just taking a look at what's in any individual section. And I'll tell you that if you skip something, it won't be the end of the world. Everything still should probably work. Of course, this media's meant for educational uses only.
- Comparing workflows: online vs. offline
- Working with originals, proxies, and optimized clips
- Generating proxies during or after import
- Generating optimized footage
- Determining if a clip or library has a proxy
- Compressing footage
- Using a preset to generate proxies
- Placing custom proxies in the library
- Switching between offline and online
- Exporting the right quality for clients
- Moving media in and out of libraries