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  • Project Workflow-FCP X

    Posted by Greg Jones on June 28, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    This may have already been answered but I thought I’d ask anyways. The workflow that I’m used to working with is, one project file for each project. So I create a project and all of my media and assets are in that one project. That’s how I did it in Final Cut Pro 7 and every other non-linear edit system I’ve ever worked on. I’m trying to get my head around how to do this with Final Cut Pro X. I can create different projects, but the ‘events’ always stay the same. So it seems that if I have multiple projects that all of the media for those projects would always show up in the events folder. This seems like over time with different projects this could get very convoluted. Has anyone come up with a solution? I still plan on using Final Cut Pro 7 until Apple fixes Final Cut Pro X(If that happens).

    Greg Jones

    John Spirou replied 12 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Tony Silanskas

    June 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    You’re not alone in not getting how to incorporate this new way of organizing into a professional job. Here is a thread where we’ve been discussing a bunch of this:


  • Greg Jones

    June 28, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks. When I click on the link, it comes up with nothing.

    Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

  • Tony Silanskas

    June 28, 2011 at 9:19 pm
  • Nick Toth

    June 28, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Make a new event first. Import footage. Then make a new project and make the default event for the project the one you just created. Choose it from the drop down when you create the new project. Think of projects as “sequences”. You can make multiple projects and put them in their own folder in the project menu (like multiple sequences in the old browser). The more I have used X the more I think (other than the glaringly obvious missing functions that have been discussed to death) it’s very much like the older versions but with some elegant enhancements. I got Ripple Training for $39 and it was well worth it for the sections on projects and events alone.


  • Geoff Dills

    June 29, 2011 at 12:17 am

    .[Nick Toth] ” I got Ripple Training for $39 and it was well worth it for the sections on projects and events alone.”

    I second that emotion.


  • Tony Silanskas

    June 29, 2011 at 8:43 am

    [Nick Toth] ” it’s very much like the older versions but with some elegant enhancements.”

    If you are saying that Projects is an elegant enhancement over sequences, I’ve personally yet to see that and curious as why you like them over FCP 7 sequences since I’m still trying to figure out a workflow for myself. You can read the thread I linked to above for my opinions on them but in a nutshell to me they feel like iMovie leftovers since FCP X introduced Compound Clips and they do almost everything a FCP X Project does. The problem is neither them do everything that FCP 7 sequences do.


  • John Spirou

    June 29, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I like more FCPX philosophy…because you can have ALL of your nedia in EVERY project.
    Thats the beauty of it.
    Why cant i have music from my itunes , photos from my Aperture, and videow from everywhere if i want ?
    If you dont just dont expand the events you dont want.

    Also , you can have multiple sequences, in a more clever way.

    In a project, just select some footage in the viewer and right click New compound clip. Rename it for example Sequence1.
    Select other footage, do the same , rename it Seq2, so you can have as many seqs you want.
    Double click in any Seq clip you want and Voila !!!
    You have multi seqs in one project.
    You can even, rename, delete, copy-paste, make them Compount again etc…

    Much more versatile than FCP 7.

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