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Joe Marler
Re: Moving projects is messing up clips...
on May 29, 2019 at 9:40:37 pm

There are two possible problem areas:

(1) Ideally media in FCPX should have globally unique filenames. It's true it will automatically append a "uniqueifier" suffix of (fcp1), etc. However problems can still arise if the filenames are not unique on disk, across all folders and disk volumes. Normally the problems aren't too serious, the main one is spurious duplicate clips under some conditions if loading XMLs. The only way to avoid this is rename the files before import. Afterwards it is too late. My team's practice is append a unique, incrementing serial number to each filename before import.

(2) Dragging/dropping projects or clips between libraries can cause various problems with duplicate clips and mis-linked files. The best practice is place the projects or clips in a "transfer" event, and drag/drop that *event* (not the bare clips or bare project) to the new library.

Sam Mestman discusses this from 06:30 to 11:00 in the below video, but you may want to watch Sam's whole talk from 02:00 to 11:00. He demonstrates this on a Lumaforge NAS but it's not unique to a NAS.

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