I'd like to try and edit with ProRes 422 becasue editing natively on my computer is sluggish. I imported a project into Final Cut X and it edits fine there. I can find the origianl (.mov) footage that I shot in the Final Cut Events folder but I can't find the transcoded media. I didn't transcode to proxy or optimized as I leave those choices unchecked.
I assumed that Final Cut transcodes the media because it edits smoothly in FCP. Does anyone know if: 1)FCP transcodes the media or is it just fast? 2) if it does transcode, where is it stored?
I'd like to be able to take advantage of AE, Speedgrade etc.
Actually, the .MOV files are pretty quick! I'm suprised. I had this bad experience a couple weeks ago with AVCHD files. Man, they were choppy on my machine. I'll work with these for now unless anyone has a good suggestion.
I tried transcoding to DNxHD and I really like it. I think it may be faster than ProRes 422 when editing and it seems to look the same.
Any opinions out there?