FCX newbie: Keeping only what's needed for a project archive in Final Cut Express

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Bob Bethune, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Bob Bethune

    Bob Bethune Guest

    I'm editing a two-hour video of a stage production that was shot at 4:1. So
    I've got about 150 gigabytes of raw video running around.

    When I'm done, I'd like to be able to do some sort of output or archive that
    would save only the video I'm actually using--which will be about 20-25 megs
    worth--along with the transitions, titles and so forth, but without
    compressing the video data any further than it already is (it's DV footage
    from my PD-150.)

    The idea is to be able to copy the resultant archive onto several DVD data
    disks in such a way that I could reconstruct the final state of the project
    by reloading the files from the DVD into the correct directory structure
    (which I could easily document.)

    Any tips on how to do this?

    I used to do this in iMovie by simply deleting all the unused clips, saving
    the project, and then emptying the trash. But FCX is non-destructive, so I
    can't do that any more. It's a good wind blows nobody ill!
    Bob Bethune, Sep 25, 2003
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