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Re: FCP X as a database

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Bret Williams
Re: FCP X as a database
on Nov 5, 2012 at 4:06:19 pm

It's pretty obvious, and I've seen no example otherwise, that projects simply link to instances in an event. If you change something in an event, it doesn't change anything in a project. You open the project, and it checks every clip in the event to make sure it's online and still matches the criteria that it thinks (frame rate, etc.). If it doesn't, it becomes unrendered.

If you make something a compound clip, it places the cclip in the event and the project places a link to the compound clip in the event. There's no amazing magic going on.

If the event is going to write something to the project, it would only be able to do it if the project is online. Since you can take events and projects offline without affecting or damaging either, I don't think the app is even attempting to do this. When a project is offline, the event doesn't know where it is. And when an event is offline the project doesn't know where it is. It just knows it needs an event. You can look and see what events are associated with a project. But you can't see what projects are associated with an event. The event doesn't know. It can't know. It could be associated with a thousand projects that are either offline or deleted. It wouldn't be very useful info.

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