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Sascha Engel
Receiving 1 hour Documentary edited on FCPX for DaVinci OnLine
on Aug 11, 2018 at 4:48:39 pm
Last Edited By Sascha Engel on Aug 11, 2018 at 4:59:10 pm

Hi Everybody,

I have a few questions, regarding an online & grading:

The offline editor worked on FCPX 10.4. latest version. The total material of the documentary exceeds 3TB and is
scattered over three disks. Easiest is to do a Consolidation of the entire Library to make sure it's all in place.
But I do not need the entire 3TB. Only a fraction was used for the 1 Hour Final Cut.
In FCP7 it was easy: Just Media Manage the Timeline, transcoding/consolidating only the used Media with Handles.
Also DaVinci can do that workflow easily.
I heard, that it ain't possible in FCPX. That would be a bummer.
So, many things they improved since the release of X, when it was just an iMovie on Steroids,
but apparently this shortcoming not.
Anybody knows a workaround to get this done?

Also: I run on my system an older version of FCPX, not 10.4. - since my OS is only 10.12.
Any chance to make a project in X backwards compatible?


Thanx a lot.

Best,


Sascha

Sascha Engel
KINO KITCHEN Studio
http://www.kinokitchen.co.il
http://www.youtube.com/taikang


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Joe Marler
Re: Receiving 1 hour Documentary edited on FCPX for DaVinci OnLine
on Aug 11, 2018 at 5:51:16 pm

[Sascha Engel] "The total material of the documentary exceeds 3TB and is
scattered over three disks. Easiest is to do a Consolidation of the entire Library to make sure it's all in place.
But I do not need the entire 3TB. Only a fraction was used for the 1 Hour Final Cut."


You just create another library, in Inspector make sure the library properties are set to "Internal", and drag/drop the project to that library. Only the clips used in the project will be copied. You then do a consolidate.

Entire clips are copied to the new library, not trimmed clips. However that will be much smaller than all your shot media.

To trim clips and leave user-specified handles you'd have to use Worx4 X, however that doesn't trim multicam clips: https://worx4.com


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Sascha Engel
Re: Receiving 1 hour Documentary edited on FCPX for DaVinci OnLine
on Aug 11, 2018 at 7:05:01 pm

Hi Joe,

Thanx a lot for the quick reply,
Where do I check to set Library settings to "Internal"?
And what does it exactly do?

Regarding worx4, is it good and reliable software?


Best,


Sascha

Sascha Engel
KINO KITCHEN Studio
http://www.kinokitchen.co.il
http://www.youtube.com/taikang


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Sascha Engel
Re: Receiving 1 hour Documentary edited on FCPX for DaVinci OnLine
on Aug 11, 2018 at 7:16:03 pm

Dear Joe,

Also: If I consolidate to the new created library, will it copy the files in question there or move them?
Copying would be what I need, since the files should stay in their original location as well.


Best,


Sascha

Sascha Engel
KINO KITCHEN Studio
http://www.kinokitchen.co.il
http://www.youtube.com/taikang


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Joe Marler
Re: Receiving 1 hour Documentary edited on FCPX for DaVinci OnLine
on Aug 13, 2018 at 2:38:44 pm

[Sascha Engel] ...Where do I check to set Library settings to "Internal"?...And what does it exactly do?..."

In FCPX you click on the library, then at the upper right make sure the Inspector pane is enabled, and there's a modify button there. CMD+4 shows/hides the Inspector. However this is a complex area. You can easily make a mistake with your data. I recommend you obtain and study closely Ripple Training's media management tutorial: https://www.rippletraining.com/products/final-cut-pro/media-management-in-f...

[Sascha Engel] ..Regarding worx4, is it good and reliable software?..

It seems to work well but the current version doesn't allow trimming multicam clips. Since 50% of everything we shoot is multicam, it's not useful to us.

[Sascha Engel] If I consolidate to the new created library, will it copy the files in question there or move them? Copying would be what I need, since the files should stay in their original location as well.

It will copy the files. As always when dealing with media management, study the process, go slow, check and double-check, question everything and assume nothing.


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Sascha Engel
Re: Receiving 1 hour Documentary edited on FCPX for DaVinci OnLine
on Aug 15, 2018 at 7:43:15 am

Thanx, Joe.
And yes, of course, whenever I deal with Media Management in any App,
I am triple careful, since there's always an option to walk down a road without return.

Worx4 would be fine for me: It's a documentary, so no Multi Cam involved.



Best,



Sascha

Sascha Engel
KINO KITCHEN Studio
http://www.kinokitchen.co.il
http://www.youtube.com/taikang


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