Edit Smarter with Larry Jordan
While I covered this in my Final Cut Pro X training, I realized I havenâ€™t written about how to manage media for Final Cut Pro X.
FCP X is powered by databases: one for Events and one for Projects. As such, it takes a different approach to managing media than any prior version of Final Cut Pro.
Events are collections of media. Projects are the instructions on how that media is to be edited.
Events and Projects can be stored on any attached hard disk. By default, both are stored on your boot disk. However, I recommend against this because the boot disk (the hard drive that holds your Applications folder) is too busy with other work to play media smoothly.
Events are stored in folders inside the Final Cut Events folder. You can have one of these folders on each hard drive attached to your system.
Projects are also stored in folders inside the Final Cut Projects folder. You can have one of these folders on each hard drive attached to your system.
Both these master folders are highlighted in green in the screen shot above. read more...