(I am sort of a newb here, so I apologize in advance for being annoying.)
When I am ingesting RED quicktime files using Log And Transfer (native) in FCP, why is it eating up my hard drive space? Is it creating a new copy of the clip? Why does it need to do that?
Would it use less space if I transcode to ProRes422(HQ) instead?
I would like to be able to edit using the best possible image from the 2k .mov, but if its going to double my disk space usage, I might reconsider.
For the record, I have an 8-Core 2.26 GHz MAC PRO with 16GB of RAM and I am just in the preliminary testing/playing around stages with the workfow.
Thanks for any help!