6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2011 5:44 AM by Bengt Wärleby
sudarshana1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
so I was messing around and forgot to change my scratch disks back to my external HD before starting a project. Now I do not have the space I need on my computer and need to switch all the work over. Is there a way to do this. Relocate all the info from the project like with iTunes when you move a library?

macbook 13", Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • 1. Re: Scratch disk
    David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,650 points)
    Launch FCE and reset the scratch disk location.

    -DH
  • 2. Re: Scratch disk
    sudarshana1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I do not have to migrate anything?
  • 3. Re: Scratch disk
    David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,650 points)
    Did you do any capturing, importing or rendering when the normal scratch disc wasn't set? If so, after you've reset the scratch drive, you'll need to move all of the media files then reconnect in FCE. Forget about moving any render files - delete those and re-render.

    -DH
  • 4. Re: Scratch disk
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)
    Hi

    This is the only down side I have with FinalCut Express.

    One need to be very disiplined to set up a project right from start.

    AND - Cheque Scratch disks everytime one starts it again - more so if hard disks are moved
    from one Mac to another.

    A function that keept all material together in one folder (as iMovie movie project icons - with
    a Star on) would mke life so much easier.

    If FinalCut Pro - there is Help - a Project/Media Manager that can collect material
    into a new folder. But that's the Pro version - and it costs.

    I had to learn to keep an eye at this - everytime I start my FCE.

    Yours Bengt W
  • 5. Re: Scratch disk
    David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,650 points)
    A function that keept all material together in one folder (as iMovie movie project


    That's what FCE and FCP do. They keep the material in the Capture/Scratch folder (one location) unless you tell it otherwise or move stuff around. How do you think iMovie would respond if you moved the user's Movies folder?

    -DH
  • 6. Re: Scratch disk
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)
    There is a Major difference between iMovie up to HD6 and iMovie'08 or 09 or 11

    The iMovie Event resp iMovie Projects folders - in later versions of iMovie - I NEVER Touch !

    iMovie previous version - was a DELIGHT when making the iMovie movie project folder (with a Star on it)

    This could easily be move to where one wanted it - even sent to co-operator to finish
    project on his/hers Mac.

    As long as it was stored on a - Mac OS Extended formatted medium.

    This is a great way to keep everything collected and easy to locate where space and
    convinience is best.

    Yours Bengt W