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  • back up / transfer to an external drive.

    Posted by Dan Crouch on March 23, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I have just finished a job on fcp with a quad core Mac.
    All the main rushes are on the internal hard drive, (digitized before i started) the rest of the rushes are
    in folders on the desktop)

    I need to back everything up onto an external 2 terabyte drive so that in my absence they can access the project and adjust the cut if they need to.
    Can anyone advise me in simple terms the best way to do this?

    Thankyou in advance.
    Dan.

    Jerry Hofmann replied 12 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Jerry Hofmann

    March 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Sure! Select everything in the Browser, then from the file menu, open the Media Manager.

    Set the settings like this:

    Copy, Turn off “Delete unused media”, select the destination (the external drive), and also select the option to create a new project file. When the copy is over, the new project file will be already connected to the copies. Give them this new project file and drive and you’re done!

    Jerry

    Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: https://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

    Current DVD:
    https://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

    8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17″ MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX – Cinema Displays I have a 22″ that I paid 4k for still working. G4 with Kona SD card, and SCSI card.

  • Dan Crouch

    March 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Thankyou very much Jerry, I shall do it now!
    Cheers,
    Dan.

  • Jorge Hernandez

    March 8, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you for your advice but what if the changes that are being made to the copy want to be applied to the backup? How do you copy your changes to keep the project updated.

  • Jerry Hofmann

    March 9, 2012 at 2:56 am

    You just update your project file.

    Jerry

    Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: https://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

    Current DVD:
    https://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

    8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17″ MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX – Cinema Displays I have a 22″ that I paid 4k for still working. G4 with Kona SD card, and SCSI card.

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