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Ron Fenley,
Starting with entire library on external hard drive
on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:47:43 am

Is there a way to start FCPX so that your entire library begins on an external hard drive?


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Starting with entire library on external hard drive
on Oct 28, 2015 at 3:03:52 am

Create a new library, give it a name and choose the external drive as the place you want it to be created.

Or am I not understanding the question?

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Craig Alan
Re: Starting with entire library on external hard drive
on Oct 31, 2015 at 11:33:14 pm

FC will open whatever was opened at the last session. Unless those libraries are off line. By default it does open a new library on the system drive with a new event which I find annoying.

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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Starting with entire library on external hard drive
on Nov 1, 2015 at 4:00:37 am

You can close all open libraries, so FCPX can exist with no libraries loaded. Hopefully it's a small step from that to not demanding a default library on the system drive.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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Craig Alan
Re: Starting with entire library on external hard drive
on Nov 1, 2015 at 4:16:51 am

Not a huge fan of having multiple libraries open in the browser except when I want to copy footage between them. I routinely find myself closing those extra unasked for libraries. And don't tell me people don't mistakenly import footage to the wrong event due to this default behavior.

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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Starting with entire library on external hard drive
on Nov 1, 2015 at 4:30:52 am

I agree. I almost always launch FCPX with fcpx library manager from Arctic whiteness, set to only load the selected library and close everything else. Or I use the last key to do the same. There's nothing more confusing than having unwanted libraries open while editing.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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