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Oliver Peters
Why do Events still exist?
on Dec 1, 2016 at 2:05:38 pm

When FCPX started, Events were the basic data container, like bins are in Avid Media Composer. Then Apple unified Events into a Library.

Right now Events seem to serve very little function other than as an organizing folder. For example, if you load 5 clips into Event 1 and another 5 clips into Event 2, you still see and can access all 10 clips at the Library level. In fact, your Events can actually be completely empty with all clips in the Library, yet you have to have at least 1 Event in the Library, even if it is empty.

Unfortunately, the full set of folders and other organizing tools you have available in the Event can't be utilized at the Library level. So it seems to me that Events - the way they are implemented - are a vestige of the false start Apple took in the initial FCPX design.

Shouldn't they simply get rid of Events and apply all the collections, folders, etc. at the Library level?

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL

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