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Recompressing Media For The On The Go FCP Editor

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If you're wanting to take work home with you or if you need to cut while in route to Grandmas house for the holidays, why not recompress your media files at work to lower-resolution files, move those to your laptop and cut on on your Powerbook?

Recompressing Your Sequence

1 Select your sequence in the Browser, then go to File > Media Manager

2 Within Media Manager, click on the Media options and choose Recompress. Uncheck the option for 'Delete Unsued Media From Duplicated Items.'

3 Go to the 'Recompress Media Using' options and slect 'Offline RT NTSC (Photo JPEG).'

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4 Go to the Media Destination pane of the Media Manager and use the Browse tab to navigate to a location whee you can create a folder to save the recompressed files in.

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5 Click OK in the Media Manager, then give your recompressed file a unique name. Click Save. Your recompressed file will now appear in the assigned folder at a lower resolution and a new tab will appear in the FCP Browser containing the file.

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