Collaborating with Final Cut Pro X from separate offices

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by kepardue, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. kepardue macrumors 6502

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    I'll soon be collaborating with someone else in an office some 50 feet away from mine. Currently I'm using a Drobo connected via Thunderbolt cable. For anyone in a similar situation, do you have any solutions in place that a) allows both persons to be connected to the drive sharing the FCPX libraries b) allows a quick swap of cabling to move the drive from one computer to another, or c) do you just sneaker net your drive sharing the video?

    I was looking at a thunderbolt cable long enough to reach the other office, and depending on who was actively doing the editing, would have their cable plugged into the Drobo. But I don't think Thunderbolt cables of that length are even on the market yet.
     
  2. rei101 macrumors 6502a

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    I used FCP 7 and in those cases the solution is having the drive locally and being connected via network just in case.

    We have those external thunderbolt swappable drives [​IMG]

    Even we are editing in SD. We have those external ports for 2 drives and a thunderbold version, we use 4TB drives. They are cheap and is the best way.
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    FCPX is setup to use iSCSI for this. It will refuse to open files on a NAS. So get some Gigabit Ethernet and a high power file server.

    FCPX can have multiple libraries open. Make one called "Working Library" and place that on a local SSD. Use FCP (not finder) to move/copy files between libraries. This way you don't have to do any workarounds and can stay inside FCPX.
     

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