I've been using LumaFusion for about 3 years and I am truly happy with it. I am not a professional video editor but I often edit personal projects, just like creating things. But since I'm not a pro, I am not extremely familiar with the terminology. So apologies in advance, if I confuse things up a little.
My iPad Pro (2nd gen 12,9) has a fairly small storage (256GB) and I want to keep it as free as possible. Using my drone, my average trip costs me around 20GBs of space. My current plan is to use my home PC (Win10) as a media server and through shared folders, edit my videos in LumaFusion.
But in order to use the videos, it looks like I need to fully download it first (Import process). I connected my PC as a server, everything that I shared shows up. No technical problem there. But a) I don't see the thumbnails, so in around 20-25 different shots I don't know which one I am getting and b) I have to download the whole video in order to use it. It doesn't download in the background either. I have to sit and look at the screen while it downloads 1-2GB sized files. One by one.
Is there a proxy sistem for these kind of workflows? How can I optimize my process? My dream in the end is working completely from the server, so no importing but working off directly from my remote folder. As far as I can tell, it is impossible. You cannot add a folder to the "Imported" section as writing the directory. So I am down to a proxy system but I need to use some kind of video software in order to create proxies as I copy them to my PC. So through LumaFusion I can use the proxies which are linked to the original files and they swap at the rendering process. I don't know, is that a thing people do? Or do I overcomplicate things?
So here I am, trying to make sense with all these things
The reason I am using my computer as a server is 1) It is cheap 2) It is mine, I don't need to answer to anyone 3) In the future I'm planning on accessing it remotely and using my footages while I'm away.
Thanks in advance.