Every year at NAB, the there is a “Supermeet” of Final Cut Pro User Groups. To coincide with this meeting, the FCPUG consortium (if there is such a thing) or whoever is in charge (Michael Horton) puts out an annual Supermeet Magazine. This magazine is FREE and full of articles and tips and tutorials.
This year I wrote an article for the magazine…a tutorial on how to take your existing project in full resolution and create a low resolution version that you can take with you and edit on your laptop with a small drive, or the internal drive. I had envied Avid’s ability to transcode to a lower resolution…and it looks it is possible with FCP too. With a few workarounds. I cover those.