I'm working with a client using my slow macbook pro, slow USB external drive, and FCPX. Client is 40 miles away. When I get home I backup the USB external to my internal SATA drives on my mac pro tower. So, those files come to over 300GB. Tired of copying all the files from one drive to the next. Video is identical for both home SATA on Mac Pro and USB external for macbook pro. Is there a way I can just copy the project files from the USB, and paste them in the same location on my internal desktaop SATA, launch FCPX, open the event from the SATA and everything, including edits, will appear the same as if I launched the USB external events? Are there more steps here? How can I do this? Is there one data file I can copy over or every project file? Help.
My understanding is if you have identical media on both drives you can copy just the project file and launch FC using the updated project file. If you need to update all elements of a project , I would get a copy of CCC and organize the project in a folder or even a sparse bundle. CCC can update just the changes made since last update. Very fast and very solid.
Drag the source folder to source window; drag the target folder to target window. Click clone button. Done.
Mac Pro, macbook pro, Imacs (i7); Canon 5D Mark III/70D, Panasonic AG-HPX170/AG-HPX250P, Canon HV40, Sony Z7U/VX2000/PD170; FCP 6 certified; FCP X write professionally for a variety of media; teach video production in L.A.