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  • Pass project to another editor in house

    Posted by Tom Brooks on June 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I see no problem passing a project from one editor to another. Put the project on movable or shared storage. Open at will on another machine. Project intact. Am I missing something?

    One of my editors did it. I took a quick look and the project seemed fine with Events intact and timeline intact.

    Stephen Bakopanos replied 12 years, 10 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Matt Callac

    June 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    No, that seems to work so long as you created the event on that portable drive and all subsequent projects on that drive.

    Where it becomes a slight issue. Is if you’ve created the event/project on one drive, and then move it to another drive to switch machines. On that new machine FCPX has no idea where your events library is. so it can’t load your footage or metadata.

    THe workaround is once you have the drive plugged into the other computer…create a new event on that portable drive. Then quit the program and when you restart the program it knows that that drive has event databases on it.

    -mattyc

  • Tom Brooks

    June 23, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I think our guy copied the project to the portable–akin to media managing. It’s explained in the help file. That put the database on the portable, including the project description. When I opened FCX, I opened the Project Library, it saw projects on the portable and I went right ahead and opened his project in progress. No new event or quit needed. It should work pretty slick once we understand how the structure is created. That was one of my first questions, how to share and collaborate on projects. Walt and Rich’s first take on it was overly negative.

  • Matt Callac

    June 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    [Tom Brooks] ” Walt and Rich’s first take on it was overly negative.”

    Honestly, i hear a lot of what they are saying, but they clearly didn’t spend enough time poking around. They seemed super quick to write it off entirely once they ran into a snare.

    -mattyc

  • Jill Woodward

    June 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    How about with mirrored drives, where the project file only is shared?

  • Stephen Bakopanos

    June 24, 2011 at 5:50 am

    [Matt Callac] “Honestly, i hear a lot of what they are saying, but they clearly didn’t spend enough time poking around. They seemed super quick to write it off entirely once they ran into a snare.”

    Agreed. For instance, they were condemning FCPX the loss of clip blending… I was like: WTF? It’s there. It took me all of 20 seconds to find it… How about spending some time with the application to learn what it can and can’t do, before condemning it?

    Lo and behold, a few minutes later they actually realised it was there (although, I must agree with them, it’s not as easy accessed as before).

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