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FCPX in Snow Leopard Vs Lion

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RyanManUtd Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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Dec 3, 2012 8:15 AM

Hi there,

 

I am waiting for the new 27" iMac to arrive at my place of residence.

 

My present iMac is running on Snow Leopard while the new iMac will of course in Lion. I intend to keep both separately in two different places and have no intention to upgrade the Snow Leopard. I will keep it as it is.

 

Problem is my present 2TB FW800 Lacie ext HDD is almost full, left about 5GB.

 

I will be buying a Stardom 6TB USB ext HDD to rescue it.

 

QUESTION 1:

If I copy the content from the Lacie to the Stardom and connect the Stardom to present old Snow Leopard iMac, will it work ? Will I need to relink all the files ?

 

QUESTION 2:

If I copy the content from the Lacie to the Stardom and connect the Stardom to the new Lion iMac, will I need to relink all the files?

 

Thanks

15.4, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 27" iMac - 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 1GB ATI Radeon HD, i5 QuadCore
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,685 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 8:22 AM (in response to RyanManUtd)

    Your new iMac will run Mountain Lion not Lion.

     

    1. Yes.

     

    2.  The events and projects will load normally.

     

    Is the Stardom USB2 or 3?  If it's 2 get sonething else.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,685 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to RyanManUtd)

    The applications reads the events and projects on the drive in the appropriate folders. The file path starts there not at the drive name.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,685 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to RyanManUtd)

    You will only need to relibnk if the media is not in the events folders. Any copying of events and projects should be done from inside the application and not at the Finder level. Any relinking and organizing of events can and should be done inside the application.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,685 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 5:22 AM (in response to RyanManUtd)

    1. Seems to be.

     

    2. If the two drives are identical, sometimes FCP will only show you one of them. Assuming you see both drives FCP will will put the media in whatever event you select.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,685 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 5:51 AM (in response to RyanManUtd)

    You select the drive you want in the library before you make the project or event.

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