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Oliver Peters
Optical flow and event sizes
on Aug 12, 2013 at 4:38:19 pm

A word of caution. If you use Optical Flow, it places an Analysis Files folder in the Event folder. This will contain what actually appears to be rendered media, although it is opaque to other applications. This can quickly balloon your Event folder size (if media is linked) from MBs to many GBs.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Optical flow and event sizes
on Aug 13, 2013 at 1:33:21 pm

Since there is no way to control where render and process files go, isn't this normal?

Fcpx does nothing with media outside of it's file structure, you can only reference imported media. You can't reference render files or caches.


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Oliver Peters
Re: Optical flow and event sizes
on Aug 14, 2013 at 12:25:53 am

[Jeremy Garchow] "Since there is no way to control where render and process files go, isn't this normal?"

I understand that. I'm merely surprised that this is media at all. It becomes a bit of a gotcha when you go to back up Events as the complete folder.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
http://www.oliverpeters.com


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Carsten Orlt
Re: Optical flow and event sizes
on Aug 14, 2013 at 12:11:12 am

And it's great that FCPx caches those files because if I change edits, play around with other options other than optical flow, I never have to re-create the analyse file again. Maybe the only good option would be to delete all caches. But wait isn't that what 'delete render files' does?

Happy editing


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