FCX: how import projects from another drive

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  1. dany74m macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I had all my prrojects and events in my movie folder. Then I cloned my OSX on an external SSD, except the movie folder. I booted from the SSD and FCX does not see anymore the projects and events. How can I tell to FCX to look for them in the internal MAC HD?

    Thank you.
     
  2. dany74m thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry???:confused:
     
  3. mBox macrumors 68020

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    let me get this straight.
    you cloned your internal but without the Movie folder.
    you then booted off the external SSD and cant see your Events/Projects.
    You have to now move your Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folder at top root of that internal HD.
    only on the mounted OS can you have the Events/Projects within the Movies folder.
    since your internal HD is now considered an external or secondary, then you need the Events/Projects reside at top root of that drive.
    and top root doesnt mean Desktop.
     
  4. dany74m thread starter macrumors member

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    I see, but in the ssd mounted OS I don't have enough space for the events too. So should I copy just the Projects and reconnect the movies?

    I fought that fcx can handle projects on an external drive, and show them when you connect the drive, so how this works?
     
  5. mBox macrumors 68020

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    Basically follow this:

    Macintosh HD (OS drive)
    /Movies/Final Cut Events
    /Movies/Final Cut Projects

    Any external or internal second mounted drive (not OS drive)
    /Final Cut Events
    /Final Cut Projects

    Since you went and turned an External into an OS drive, then things got weird.
    Just follow the setup above.
     
  6. dany74m thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you so for external or internal second mounted drive I just need to have /Final Cut Events
    /Final Cut Projects in the root dir.

    Thank you!
     
  7. dany74m thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried, but moving the folder on the root did not fix the problem. FCX still doesn't see them. What did I wrong?

    Also How can i set the defautl event and project folders, on an different HD from the OSX?
     
  8. mBox macrumors 68020

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    Any chance you can send a screen shot of your root and folders un-furled?
     
  9. dany74m thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I will when I will get back home. Can you answer me in the while to my second question?
     
  10. mBox macrumors 68020

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    There is no default Event and Project.
    If your internal HD (Macintosh > User > Movies > Final Cut * folders dont exist then they wont show up in the Events Browser.
    However, FCPX will always need an Event in the Macintosh HD.
    I just leave the default dated one in there.
    When you import assets is when you can manage where Events go.
    And same as Projects. When you create a Project, itll ask which Event to use.
    Do you see both your Macintosh HD and external/secondary drive in the Event Browser?
     
  11. dany74m thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much, now things are more clear.
    I have cloned my internal mac HD into an external SSD hd, and now Im booting from the SSD. In the Event Browser I just see the SSD HD.

    Here the screenshot you asked for:
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/440/fcx.png/
     
  12. mBox macrumors 68020

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    So you have your internal drive as a secondary.
    It looks like something is keeping your old internal drive as a possible FCPX Event/Project drive.
    I would have to say that its probably due to it being an old system drive.
    Do you need to keep the OS on that drive?
    I honestly cant predict what will happen.

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    As you can see, your older Macintosh HD is not showing up as a valid FCPX drive due to this situation.
    Its not that it doesnt see the Final Cut Events/Projects, it just doesnt see the drive.
    Is that internal HFS+?
    BTW what is the speed of both drives?
    What is the SSD drive on?
    FW, TB, ?

    I would keep FCP stuff on the fastest drive.
    That would be an external FW/TB drive for me.
     
  13. dany74m thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes its HFS+. I don't really need to keep the OS in that drive, even tought it would be nice in case of the SSD will failure. For now the SSD its on FW800 just becasue Im waiting for the thuderbolt cable, than I will use the goflex adapter.

    I have a vertex 4 256mb, so do you suggest to keep the OS on the internal drive and work on the project onto the external drive?

    I was thinking to do the opposite, to increase the OS and loading app performance even If I have 32gb of RAM. What do you suggest?

    I work on 1080p footage, so probabily I would be able to work at a project at time on the 256GB.

    I also need to costant backup my project, what do you suggest? Time machine set to the external FW800 drive?

    At the end I have a goflex thunderbolt with vertex 4 256mb - an external fw800 dock, the internal drive. My main goal is to work as fastest with finalcut and backup my projects, since I am a professional videographer.

    Thank you.
     

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