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  • FCP X autosave vault?

    Posted by Dan Crouch on January 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Hi guys,
    I need to revert back to a copy of my project from last night in FCP X.
    I am new to X and don’t know if there is a vault or similar I can access as in FCP 7.

    Any help would be greatly received.

    Cheers,
    Dan.

    Westin Riley replied 7 years, 10 months ago 7 Members · 13 Replies
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  • Oliver Peters

    January 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    [dan crouch] “I need to revert back to a copy of my project from last night in FCP X.”

    Not possible unless you manually duplicated the project at that point last night. Only other option is if the drive that your projects are on is backed up by Time Machine. There is no attic, vault or autosave of versions, so you have to treat “duplicate project” as you would “save as”.

    – Oliver

    Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
    Orlando, FL
    http://www.oliverpeters.com

  • Dan Crouch

    January 9, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Yikes!
    Ok Oliver, thanks very much for the post.
    Big lesson learn’t there, dupe projects often.

    Thanks again,
    Dan.

  • Oliver Peters

    January 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    [dan crouch] “Big lesson learn’t there, dupe projects often.”

    Remember that unlike Events, Projects can be grouped into a subfolder. I keep the working edits (Projects) in a “rough cuts” folder and then when the cut is locked put a Final version in a different folder. You can do this in the FCP X UI, but you can also do it in the Finder within the FC Projects folder on your hard drive.

    – Oliver

    Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
    Orlando, FL
    http://www.oliverpeters.com

  • Bill Davis

    January 10, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Huh?

    Did they stop this in the current version?

    I haven’t had to do it in many months, but you used to be able to go into the Final Cut Projects folder, look in Old Versions or Backups and often find an earlier version that you could load and launch.

    Is that gone now?

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  • Oliver Peters

    January 10, 2013 at 1:07 am

    [Bill Davis] “I haven’t had to do it in many months, but you used to be able to go into the Final Cut Projects folder, look in Old Versions or Backups and often find an earlier version that you could load and launch.”

    That’s not an autosave vault. The Old Version folder contains the previous version after an update has been made to the software. That’s the last saved version from the previous FCP X software version. The “Backups” folder contains the last save from the previous time the app was closed. This is only for disaster recovery. But, of course, you could use this if you get lucky that it might be the right cut. Neither works to retrieve an older cut unless it just happens to coincide correctly. It *could* work in this situation, but it’s not the same as FCP 7’s Autosave or Avid’s Attic. However, it’s certainly worth a try for Dan.

    – Oliver

    Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
    Orlando, FL
    http://www.oliverpeters.com

  • Dan Crouch

    January 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Thanks very much for your post’s, I think when it comes to X I will have to be a bit more thorough with my saves.

    Thanks again,
    Dan.

  • Bret Williams

    January 11, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    One thing I’ve noticed, is that with the newer design I’ve never lost a single edit. If the system crashes, it opens right back up where I left off. There is no saving per se. It’s always just adding to a database of some sort.

    So the lack of autosave hasn’t really affected me that much. The real purpose of autosave in the past was to protect edits from crashes, and even then you’d probably lose 5 minutes worth if you set it to save that often. Just as in Legacy, I duplicate projects(sequences in legacy) when they reach a certain point. And if you’re doing that often enough, it also helps if the current project gets corrupted.

  • Fabrizio D’agnano

    January 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I was suggested an interesting application from DigitalRebellion called Pro Versioner. I have downloaded the trial and will certainly buy it, as it seems to work fine and do the job we need for keeping tracks of older edits or recovery.
    Regards

    Fabrizio D’Agnano
    Rome, Italy

  • Bret Williams

    January 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I may check that out as well. But I’m a. Plugin minimalist for the most part.

  • Fabrizio D’agnano

    January 13, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    I am as well, but it seems that with FCPX I’ll have to get used to buying and using a few of them, for functions that on my opinion should have been contained in the SW. The need for a third party plug in for importing projects from the previous version still looks something strange to me, as is the need for an Event library manager or a real automatic project backup allowing to go back to previous versions. I need the 50 dollars ClipWrap to have my Canon AVCHD footage interpreted with the right field dominance, and I’m not the only person who uses Canon’s. FCP7 was old, but FCPX was redrawn from scratch and the issue was well known. Maybe people at Apple was not able to do what others did? I’d rather pay more for FCPX and have everything I need than having to look somewhere else. Maybe the next version will contain these missing features (the ability to import older FCP7 projects without launching the sw will be precious if the future MP or OS won’t allow FCP7 to be installed). Sometimes it really puzzles me, but I really love the new software.

    Fabrizio D’Agnano
    Rome, Italy

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