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Joshua Moise
Massive FCPX Project
on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:57:28 pm

Hi there,

I'm wrapping up a feature film I cut on FCPX and the project has become completely unwieldy at 533 GB. It's so gigantic that occasionally it takes twenty minutes to load.

How do I make FCPX projects smaller? I've already deleted unused render files and it only took off a relatively small amount of data.

Thanks,
Josh


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Nikolas Bäurle
Re: Massive FCPX Project
on Sep 5, 2014 at 2:06:39 pm

You could consolidate the project:

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12706

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Massive FCPX Project
on Sep 5, 2014 at 2:16:47 pm

What version of X?


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James Ewart
Re: Massive FCPX Project
on Sep 5, 2014 at 2:44:51 pm

And which Mac are you using please?


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Joshua Moise
Re: Massive FCPX Project
on Sep 5, 2014 at 3:01:09 pm

Using the newest version of FCPX. OSX 10.9.4



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Massive FCPX Project
on Sep 5, 2014 at 3:14:56 pm

Are you using Proxy media? Where's your cache stored? Where your optimized media stored.

A few more details about how set up the Library might help.

Where is your Library located (what kind of drive)?


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Joshua Moise
Re: Massive FCPX Project
on Sep 5, 2014 at 3:19:42 pm

All the media is on one hard drive. I did not use optimized media, so I think it's referencing proxy files or the raw media itself. All the other files are located within the library file that's so huge. It's on a Glyph Thunderbolt drive.

J



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Noah Kadner
Re: Massive FCPX Project
on Sep 5, 2014 at 3:46:21 pm

Yeah I'd back it up and then Consolidate it.

Noah

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Massive FCPX Project
on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:15:21 pm
Last Edited By Jeremy Garchow on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:16:08 pm

[Joshua Moise] "All the media is on one hard drive. I did not use optimized media, so I think it's referencing proxy files or the raw media itself. All the other files are located within the library file that's so huge. It's on a Glyph Thunderbolt drive."

Single click the Library and open the inspector (command-4).

In there, you should see where the media is located, and how much space it is taking up on your drive.

It should look something like this:



library.png


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Craig Alan
Re: Massive FCPX Project
on Sep 6, 2014 at 5:04:43 am

What codec is it in? You might need to optimize.

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Craig Alan
Re: Massive FCPX Project
on Sep 6, 2014 at 5:02:15 am

500 gb is not massive. Get a thunderbolt raid. Check out owc if u can't afford a Pegasus. A single drive is not going to cut a feature w comfort. And max out your ram. Make sure to leave a lot of headroom on your media drive. Past 75% or so will slow things down.

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