Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Digital Video

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 14, 2011, 11:48 AM   #1
bagelche
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Western Mass.
FCPX: saving files to a drive other than the boot?

How do I get FCPX to save render files to a drive other than the boot drive?

I've installed FCPX on a Mac Pro running a 128GB boot drive and RAID 0 HDDs in the sleds. In the settings I've deselected the option to organize/copy the footage over, but it's still storing the render files (and others) in the ~/Movies folder. Is there a way to change this default to a separate drive? I'm fairly stumped.

Thanks.
bagelche is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 14, 2011, 03:50 PM   #2
cgbier
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
You can make a duplicate of your existing project (including render files) and move that to the external. When you start a new project, you can tell FCP where to save it. The render files always stick with the project.
cgbier is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 15, 2011, 01:46 PM   #3
Zwhaler
macrumors 603
 
Zwhaler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Move the "Final Cut Events" and "Final Cut Projects" folders (stored on boot drive under Movies by default) to wherever you like including external or any additional internal drive you have... I personally keep Final Cut Events on a separate 2TB internal drive with that being the only folder on it and keep Projects under my 2TB boot drive.
Zwhaler is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 16, 2011, 09:12 AM   #4
xizar
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
There's a file management tutorial video at Creative Cow somewhere.

The basic gist is to drag and drop it from within FCPX and it will handle everything for you.

I'm pretty sure this is it

http://library.creativecow.net/artic...video-tutorial
xizar is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 16, 2011, 12:17 PM   #5
bagelche
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Western Mass.
Thanks to each of you. Unfortunately I've got too much work to even look at FCPX for a couple of days, but I'll give these a go.

Thanks again!
bagelche is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 16, 2011, 04:28 PM   #6
linuxcooldude
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
I would make sure when you start a new project and event on the drive where you want it stored on. Rather then end up transferring to another drive later on.
linuxcooldude is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Digital Video

Tags
fcp x, fcpx

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saving screenshots somewhere other than the desktop? BlueberryMac OS X 9 Sep 23, 2012 06:22 PM
Best USB to Ethernet adapter other than the apple one EggrollShop MacBook Air 11 Dec 30, 2011 01:59 AM
New help with copying files to MY Book dlpphoto OS X 2 Dec 3, 2010 05:56 AM
moving files to ext. drive rather than copying. EnZed Mac Mac Basics and Help 5 Nov 22, 2008 04:39 AM
What's the difference between these two drives other than $50? JesterJJZ Buying Tips and Advice 4 Oct 21, 2007 02:33 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC