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Olly Lawer
How to separate project/events on the hard disk?
on Jan 16, 2014 at 1:19:16 pm

Hi,

Until the (wonderful...!) update of FCPX, we used to be able to move the Events and Projects from the Movies folder on the Mac and thus easily keep projects/events separate betweens clients.

Now it seems they are bunched together into a single file. Not helpful.

Is there a way to separate this file into respective clients (projects/events)?

A rather crude solution is to physically move the FCPX file from the Mac onto an external hard drive (locally, it seems to still find it if not) and then start afresh, but this is not ideal due to long copy times.

Any ideas?

Olly Lawer


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Loren Risker
Re: How to separate project/events on the hard disk?
on Jan 16, 2014 at 6:58:25 pm

While I love the new libraries as a concept, the implementation is still half baked. It is not currently possible to have projects referencing events in separate libraries, so the projects and events have to stay in one library.

You can make your library much smaller by storing your media outside of the library, and even smaller by deleting render files and transcoded media.

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Olly Lawer
Re: How to separate project/events on the hard disk?
on Jan 16, 2014 at 7:15:09 pm

Interesting.

We're having issues as even when we are archiving the projects, the actual project file remains the same size...no way of deleting transcoded media or render files anymore. Unless you know something we don't.

Also, with multi-cam. If we delete the transcoded media, won't that affect the multi-cam when we reload the project?

Olly Lawer


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Loren Risker
Re: How to separate project/events on the hard disk?
on Jan 16, 2014 at 7:20:38 pm

Transcoded media can always be regenerated as long as you have the original media. The multicam clips will just reference the original media.

2 ways to delete render files. Select each of your events in FCPX and choose File--> Delete Event Render files.

Alternatively, select your library in finder, right click, and choose "show package contents."

You'll see all of your events and projects in there. Delete any folders called Render Files or Transcoded media.

Just remember that if it took a long time to render or transcode anything, it will take a long time again.

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