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Scratch Sperber
Re: Is this a feasible workflow for two different cameras and formats?
on May 20, 2017 at 9:32:25 pm

[Jeff Kirkland] "I'd personally opt to copy the cards to the shared storage using something like EditReady to rewrap the files."

Our production flow is really a factory, so we want to avoid that extra step. We import footage from each camera (up to 30 a day), edit each camera into its own project, and we're done with it. Folder and file names in the finder are messy, true, but in the rare event that we need to access the raw footage again, we can use FCP to locate clips.

I did test the two formats in a timeline, no issues at all.

One annoyance I've found though --
Is it really necessary to store the libraries in a different media space/drive from the from media files? We are using EditShare as our media server solution, and they recommend this, and I've always done it this way with other NLEs. We are creating our libraries in a "PROJECTS" media space, and importing media from SD cards as external media (not managed inside library) to "DRIVER FOOTAGE" (copied to library, not left in place) But FCPX is making this difficult:

When we make a new library in the "PROJECTS" media space, the storage location for media always defaults to "PROJECTS." Selecting "modify settings" and choosing "DRIVER FOOTAGE" doesn't work; the storage location for media stays as "PROJECTS." [This may be a bug.] We have to first modify storage settings from "PROJECTS" to Library," hit "OK," then go back and do it all again, choosing "DRIVER FOOTAGE."

... every single time we make a new library.

Would be much easier to let it all live in the same media space/drive. Thoughts?


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