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Re: FCP X as a database

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Charlie Austin
Re: FCP X as a database
on Nov 6, 2012 at 2:16:52 am

[Aindreas Gallagher] "An edit project - a super structure file - a single instance effort that took place and is named specifically, down to number code, that needs to be whole and unto itself, able to be called, in its entirety, months or years after, is brass tacks as a component in that environment.

You need to be able to call, and dismiss, pretty much the entirety of an editorial effort, by calling a single name/file.

Not pick though an insane hodgepodge of de-activated event footage archives and projects."

Why pick through a hodgepodge? I may be missing something here, but just consolidate your cryptically named project(s) with their associated cryptically named event(s), including all the media or just the clips you've used, stick the newly created project and event folders onto a Disk Image, give it the same cryptic single alphanumeric name, and stick it on your tape drive.

In the distant future, teleport or ride your hovercraft to the Bureau of Archives, find it, open it, and pick up where you left off. The only thing missing in X's consolidation routine vs. classic, is the ability to add some handles to your trimmed media if you choose that option. My guess is it won't always be missing... There's probably a way to do it with XML too, but you'd have to have all the media accessible somewhere...


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