Storage Problems.  I recently purchased a Canon Vixia HF G30.

Storage Problems.  I recently purchased a Canon Vixia HF G30.  I have the most recent updates for FCPX.  After importing 59 clips or 120 minutes of AVCHD footage at 59.94 fps/1080 with surround sound I am finding that my files are huge!!!??? Using FCPX editing this footage is eating up a ton of space on both my macbook pro's hard drive (500 gb) and my external drive which is down to 2.78 tb from 3.67.   What am I doing wrong?

Thank you Russ and Bob. This will help me edit the video I took at my nieces wedding.  I'm still having trouble
Russ, I m not sure if I chose to optimize at import.  However, that is very likely as I had to change the automatic import setting of 23.98p(?) and choose to import at 59.94i  1920/1080 with surround sound audio.  
Russ, what setting would you recommend that I import my video at?   I filmed the wedding in AVCHD at 59.94i at 28 mbps.
Do either of you think I should delete the Macintosh HD Projects and Events folder?   Trash my current event and project and start over?
My old events and projects should be ok if I do this right?  They are in a separate folder and there is a backup folder as well.
By the way the Macintosh HD Projects and Events folder has 345 GB of data!  I have no idea why that is.  I cannot figure out how to open that folder to view the content. 
I updated FCPX after importing my AVCHD video the night before - I also noticed that when I updated Final Cut Pro X - it created two new folders.... the previously mentioned Macintosh HD Projects and Events folder as well as a Macintosh HD Old Final Cut Projects and Events folder. 
As stated previously the Macintosh HD Projects and Events folder has 345 GB of data.  The folder for the Old Final Cut Projects and Events is 59 GB -  Prior to updating  FCPX I had moved all of my FCPX projects and events to my external drive along with my HVR folder which is currently 8.16 GB.   
After updating FCPX and prior to joining this support community - I copied/moved both the Macintosh HD Projects and Events folder as well as the Old Final Cut Projects and Events folder along with the HVR Folder to my external drive - then trashed the existing folders on my macbook's hard drive.   when I opened FCPX to continue working on my newest project I got the read box of death on my project's clips and timeline - I was able to relink those files - but I'm still noticing that after continuing to edit - and with a timeline that is only 37 minutes long - I'm down even more GB on my macbook's hard drive as well as my external drive?  Most of this data is grouped in "yellow" or other data when I go to view "about this mac" then click on the storage tab.   At the moment the "yellow/other" data is taking up 105 GB on my macbook's drive and climbs quickly as I edit my footage.

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