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Larry Watts
Managed media?
on Feb 10, 2018 at 7:07:49 pm

I sent a library with several projects to another producer.

He sent back a list of files that were missing or corrupted according to him

What does it mean when a filename has (fcp1) in it?
Is that managed media?

Should he also find the same file without the FCPX in it?

I’m trying to figure out if he actually got all the files and it’s a delinking problem, or they are truly missing.

Thanks

Larry



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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Managed media?
on Feb 10, 2018 at 10:36:59 pm

It’s the result of managed media. The (fcp1) means that there would have been two clips with the same name in the same managed folder so FCPX added that to the second clip to prevent a conflict. It’s good that it does but it’s one of the reasons I never let FCPX manage my media - I like to know exactly what a clip is called and what folder it is in.

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John Rofrano
Re: Managed media?
on Feb 10, 2018 at 10:41:23 pm

Also, did you consolidate the Library before sending it? It's a good practice to copy the Library to another hard drive, then open it and Consolidate, just to be sure that everything is copied into the Library and nothing is symbolically linked before seining it off.



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Larry Watts
Re: Managed media?
on Feb 11, 2018 at 4:21:16 pm

I have watched several training videos on media management, but I still don't have a full understanding .

If some files became managed in the library, there are still the original files on my RAID somewhere, correct? My import method always started by importing from the folders in the RAID. Managing them would not delete anything in my understanding.

I chose not to have managed media as the standard, but somehow some files came in as managed.

I did not consolidate the library with the projects inside to creating duplicate files.

I hope this is clear

Larry



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John Rofrano
Re: Managed media?
on Feb 12, 2018 at 1:19:22 am

[Larry Watts] "If some files became managed in the library, there are still the original files on my RAID somewhere, correct? My import method always started by importing from the folders in the RAID. Managing them would not delete anything in my understanding."
That's correct. Having the files be managed in the Library never deletes the originals.
[Larry Watts] "I did not consolidate the library with the projects inside to creating duplicate files."
Then you probably need to send him the files that are still on your RAID. If you already did that, you may have missed a few.

What I was suggesting is to take an empty external hard drive with nothing on it. Copy the Library to that drive. Open that Library in FCP X and Consolidate it. That will copy every file that the project needs to the Library on the external hard drive. Then send him that Library knowing that everything he needs is in it. It was just a way of solving your immediate problem.

I always have the Library manage my media so I don't have this problem but I realize that some people have workflows that don't allow this but IMHO, if you can use managed media it is way more simple than trying to manage folders on a RAID manually.

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