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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Delete library clips and source media from within FCPX
on Mar 2, 2018 at 7:50:01 pm

The short answer is no. I’m not sure any NLE is going to delete source media from the hard drive in that situation.

If you’re using a managed library then FCPX will delete the original media from that library as the media in the library is, in theory, a copy of files from somewhere else. If you’re using external media then FCPX will delete it’s internal reference to the media but not the source media itself as it could be shared across multiple projects.

My approach is generally to bring in the clips, do my selections, then media manage those selections to a new folder/drive. Then delete the source material in the Finder.

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