9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2012 3:08 PM by akwandaltw
akwandaltw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just recently got FCPX and I dont know much about how to use it. My boot drive is a 30 gb SSD and I store things on 2 large hard disks. When I import things and click on create new event, under the save to list it only gives me the option for my boot drive. How do I get FCPX to save to my hard disks? Do I need to move the application its self onto one of my larger harddrives?


Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: Changing Hard drive
    Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,885 points)

    When you create a new Event nothing is really done until you click on Import files or Import from camera.

     

    When you do that you get this window.

     

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    Select Create New Event and the Save to menu will then give you the choice of saving it to any of your available hard drives.

  • 2. Re: Changing Hard drive
    Rileyroo2SA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Ian - the problem Akwandalti is referring to however is that the only option being given is the boot drive and the others are not showing up at all. I have now finally managed to solve it by completely reformatting external drive using OSX and its now being 'found' by FCP X.

     

    Hope that is helpful and thank you again for the interest.

  • 3. Re: Changing Hard drive
    Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,885 points)

    Thanks for the correction.

     

    I completely mis-read his question and did not notice that he was already doing what I suggested.

     

    I asssume the HDs were new and formatted to FAT32 or something similar?

  • 4. Re: Changing Hard drive
    Rileyroo2SA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes - I was using a Verbatim that had been preformatted by the manufacturer and even though it showed up and was accessible on the desktop to practically everything else, FCPX didn't want to know its troubles - very discriminating I think! I'm a newb to Mac and still feeling my way but what a remarkable resource the community is - just love the generosity of everyone involved.

  • 5. Re: Changing Hard drive
    akwandaltw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a Mac pro and 1 drive is an SSD and its the one I boot from. The other is a hard disk I use as a dedicated time machine drive. The third is another hard drive that I have formatted to exfat. All of these are internal. Do I need to format my exfat drive to fat32 for FCPX to recognize it?

  • 6. Re: Changing Hard drive
    Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,885 points)

    No.

     

    You have to use Disk Utility and reformat the drive to Mac OS Extended.

     

    FAT type formatting is for Windows machines.

  • 7. Re: Changing Hard drive
    akwandaltw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I format it to Mac OS Extended and not Mac OS Extended Journaled or ExFAT or FAT32?

  • 8. Re: Changing Hard drive
    Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,885 points)

    Mac OS Extended Journaled is OK but it may slow the performance down slightly.

     

    Definitely not FAT 32

     

    I have never heard of ExFAT but I am sure it should never be used with a Mac.

     

    CORRECTION !

     

    I have just googled and apparently exFAT can be used for solid state devices with Snow Leopard 10.6.5 onwards and Lion.

     

    However, to be safe, for normal hard drives  I would stick to Mac OS Extended with or without the journaling.

     

    Message was edited by: Ian R. Brown

  • 9. Re: Changing Hard drive
    akwandaltw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the help! I know a lot more about what kind of formatting is best for which operating systems and storage medias now. I'm transferring all my data off my drive to format it to Mac os extended right now :D hopefully it works!