When one "clicks" the save button when you still have files that need to be rendered, you should be able to re-open that same project later and render them later. True?
Well, I decided to shut my system down for the evening and render files later. So I hit the save button, and ejected (5) external hard drives. Well, the one drive that I was presently using for this project would not eject, and I got a message saying FCP was using that drive and could not eject (my 4 other drives ejected OK... except this one). PROBLEM; That entire project has gone offline and FCP is asking me to reset another scratch disk or it cannot auto save. "I don't understand this. Why has this project gone offline just because I ejected other drives that had nothing to do with this project?"
Since I hit the save button on this project before I ejected anything, I shouldn't see any kind of media offline messages should I?
Now, if I set another scratch disc as FCP is asking, I will potentially have two auto save vaults on the same project would I not?
Since I did "click" the save button before all this, could I just force quit the computer and restart and all my drives will mount back up - and my project will be as good as new? Or am I looking at a huge mess to reconnect?
Also, could I simply unplug all my external drives and plug them back in - and would they mount up and the media reconnect automatically?
"So I hit the save button, and ejected (5) external hard drives. Well, the one drive that I was presently using for this project would not eject, and I got a message saying FCP was using that drive and could not eject"
yes, that is normal.
you need to save, close the project,
then QUIT FCP before your system will eject the drives.