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Charlie Austin
Re: FCP X as a database
on Nov 6, 2012 at 3:12:18 am

[Oliver Peters] "Since a Media Composer bin is pretty much like an FCP X Event, you can, in fact, search across bins using the Find function. PPro though is a single project file like FCP 7. However, PPro does use a filtering functions for search/finds."

Actually, that comment got me to thinking - which is hard ;-) - But... An avid project is the master "container" that holds all your bins, sequences etc. An FCP X project is the same thing really. If you consolidate an X Project, it recreates all the Events (bins) that it contains... Maybe we've been looking at the X hierarchy from the wrong direction? I mean, if you do all your cuts in CC's in an event associated with a Project, isn't it pretty much exactly the same as an Avid project?

The analogy doesn't hold for what i do, which requires multiple different projects be produced from the same Event but... if you're cutting a Feature or a single show, why not do all your rough assembly (reels, scenes etc) in CC's in the Event(s), then do a final assembly in your single Project. In that scenario, isn't an X project almost exactly like an Avid project? When you're done, consolidate your master project to a Disk Image for archiving. Done.... It would also make the event huge and unwieldy, just like in FCP 7 or MC! I dunno... my head hurts... ;-)

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