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Tim Wilde
Is it possible to delete unused parts of media, to reduce size of the FCPX Library?
on Jun 21, 2017 at 5:18:36 pm

My typical Library file starts out large because of all the footage ingested and evaluated prior to editing. After the final edit is made, changes done, etc., I would like to delete all the unused sections of footage (at least everything marked "rejected," if not all footage not in the timeline) so the Library file shrinks and is suitable for archiving. In other worlds this would be called Compacting. Is this possible using FCPX or any other tool?


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Noah Kadner
Re: Is it possible to delete unused parts of media, to reduce size of the FCPX Library?
on Jun 21, 2017 at 5:46:27 pm

In FCPX alone- no. However if you want to create an optimized version of a Project and trim the contents down say for archiving or portable use there is:

https://marquisbroadcast.com/Worx4/worx4.html

Noah

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Tim Wilde
Re: Is it possible to delete unused parts of media, to reduce size of the FCPX Library?
on Jun 21, 2017 at 7:46:06 pm

Thank you, Noah, Worx4 X sounds great if it actually works. Do you use it? I noticed somewhere in their descriptions that it cannot do its magic on multicam and compound clips, though they implied that one can break up compound clips to make them compatible. Don't know if that's applicable to multicam clips.


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Is it possible to delete unused parts of media, to reduce size of the FCPX Library?
on Jun 21, 2017 at 8:39:32 pm
Last Edited By Jeff Kirkland on Jun 21, 2017 at 8:41:22 pm

I use Worx4 X all the time and it works as advertised. As you say, it can't handle muiticam clips, other than to transfer the footage in its entirety, which I believe is a limitation due to the info they can get from the final cut XML so isn't likely to change any time soon but they're always working to improve the app so I'm sure it will be supported as soon as it can be.

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Noah Kadner
Re: Is it possible to delete unused parts of media, to reduce size of the FCPX Library?
on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:07:33 pm

Yup with those caveats it works like a charm.

Noah

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